I was wondering if anyone has a child with both diagnoses and how did they differentiate between the two. I feel as if my lil guy may have both but I’m not sure because I feel the two have so many similar symptoms. Thank you for any and all information.
Hi, I'm new here. I would like to find others that have a high functioning autistic child around 8 years old? So far all I can find to read about are teens close to adulthood with HFA.
My 4 yr old son only eats puree foods. He gags when any textured food gets in his mouth. He sometimes goes on food strikes and only drinks his pediasures. He was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And the medicine he GI perscribed us has horrible possible side effects. Im so stressed out about it. I just am at a loss on what to do. Does anyone have any success with eating therapy? I believe if we can get him to start eating a healthy diet his gut will start to feel… read more
I have 10 year old high functioning ASD who has most problems in school environment. We are looking into ABA therapy, but how successful is it if it’s done outside of the classroom? That’s where majority of issues occur?
Is there any thing can help autistic kid to stay asleep during the night? My son usually gets up in the middle of the night for 2- 3 hours then he goes back to sleep . Now he is 7 years old and we had this sleep problem since he was a baby . We had tried several kind of sleep medications but nothing really worked . Any advice would be appreciated.
My 7 year old son is very high functioning. Hes in a general ed classroom and is very social. Hes had a therapist come to his School Since he was 2 so its normal to him. That said, weve never talked to him about his diagnosis. He hasnt asked, but im feeling like its coming and want to be prepared. I think it will come in the form if asking why he has and needs his aba therapist. Any suggestions on how it would be best to respond? What types of resources have bern helpful for you? He also had adhd… read more
Does anyone have any suggestions for sleeping all night other than melatonin. Any suggestions on how to get my daughter to sleep in her own bed?
She was suppose to be in Summer school, but myself and her IEP team don’t think it would benefit her, educationally nor help her out socially making friends with her peers. Any suggestions to summer programs near Queens NY?
I have 2 questions. The 1st one is how do you control parents at social events that you do not know very well when they overreact to your child’s obsessive/odd behaviors (repeating phrases- which they just stared at him when he would walk up and say his phrase, obsessing over an object, lining up things). I had parents that I didn’t know trying to clean up his lines and taking things away from him that he thought he shouldn’t be messing with (like balloons). It drove me crazy!!! I don’t… read more