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Enimas for our ASD kids

Hi guys As you may know already we battle poop and GI issues. Our son is on laxitive and this had been a new change from one that was adfing to gas and blockage, he isnt regular even on the 2 x doses a day its Sodium Picosulphate (Ducolax - UK brand) - we have 12 enimas (glycerine) from the hospital to use as and when....our son is non verbal so we use our intuition, hes usually padt 6pm, in agony, writing and contorting, the enima always brings the poop and lifts his mood etc...like a… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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We have issues with the poop/gas etc. we use miralax daily. Enimas are on an as needed basis when prescibed by his pediatrician. Good lick.

posted about 16 hours ago

Anyone near San Fernando Valley, CA?

Our 5 1/2 yr old son is on the spectrum and he's super bright, loves to do things, but his communication is verbally limited. Usually, his day is school and therapy...so we decided to consciously make an effort for more social play with others. A time where us as parents can utilize the skills we've learn in our child's therapy to promote social play and communication with our kids.

We've set up https://www.meetup.com/Sandoval-Buddies-Play-da...

The play dates are not… read more

tags: Playdates in Los Angeles Playdates

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Phoenix area school system feedback

There's a good probability I'll be offered a job in the Phoenix area in the next couple of weeks. We are looking at what school districts are difficult to deal with (probably most of them). I've got positive feedback on Gilbert and Peoria and bad feedback on Phoenix and Deer Valley. I would appreciate any feedback on school districts in the area.

Just so desperate to get out of Maryland!

tags: Phoenix

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

School wants to move my son into inclusive classroom next year. He is high functioni ng with learning disabilities

tags: Inclusive class

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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HI Tm, hmm, the questions I have are first, what grade is he in, second, what is their reason? Another, will he be in the inclusive room for the whole… read more

edited, originally posted 2 days ago

Has anyone else had much experience with MCT oil? (medium-chain triglycerides)

Our regular family doctor was away, so we saw a visiting relief doctor who recommended MCT oil, he said he regularly recommends it to elderly patients approaching Alzheimer’s. He claimed some studies showed it greatly helped with Autism (although not enough studies to back this up), and that there were little to no side effects. I have been researching it online, but interested to hear any firsthand experiences. Thanks!

tags: MCT oil; supplements

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Hi @A MyAutismTeam User, it’s a common oil found in health food shops, derived (& cleaned up) from coconuts. I’ve started taking it & gradually… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

Dietary Approach

My child has no gastrointestinal problems, but still, they put in on a diet. Even so, they took away cauliflower, broccoli, onion, garlic, soy... Does this diet really work? I feel like they prescribed him the same as everybody else. We are trying not to give him gluten or dairy, but he asked (he's non-verbal) for his milk, so I gave him that. He loves his milk before bed. I'm really heartbroken and don't want to try out something that may not work...

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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You can ask if goat milk is ok for him or not. Also cashew and almond milk may works.

posted 1 day ago

POO GLORIOUS POO!

Got your attention?
GREAT....HERE GOES.......
If poop is not your bag please leave now lol!
our son 3, almost 4, has as many of you know been suffering since Jan 2017 with faecal impaction and overflow.
Recently we are getting very very odd deposits, example, 1 nappy pure mucus, 2nd soonafter mucus plus runny and safari green/brown, 3rd was pretty similar slimey and of course all smallung fowl...we get later on that day a genuinely healthy looking stool if a little dehydrated...late on that… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My son has also run the full scope of stools. When he was little he would go up to 2 weeks without a bowel movement. He has also had mucusy stools. I… read more

posted 2 days ago

Girlfriend wants to limit screen time

Her son is 11 years old and I believe he is high functioning with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level One. We are very worried that he may run away from home because he has done that in the past. He ran away and sat in the park. How should we gradually limit his screen time?

Currently, there is no hard limit. When his mother goes to work, he sometimes play for 8 hours a day. Her family is having trouble setting limits as they are busy themselves. I can supervise every Saturday,… read more

tags: Computer tantrums run away

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My son is 8 and now in 1st grade. He cries when the class sings songs together although he says he enjoys it.

I want to know if anyone knows of possible methods or way I could help him overcome this. I talk to him and try to explain that when we sing or play together it is a positive thing and there is no reason to cry. I ask him if he likes it, he says yes, and then his teachers tell me he always cries. I don't want him to be excluded from these activities but I just can't seem to find the right way to help him… read more

tags: crying spells

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My daughter LOVES music. I play music for her a lot. If it's too loud for her at home, I can just turn it down. She does have a lot of sensory problems.… read more

posted 1 day ago
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