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Opinions About Group Homes Or Similar Settings After HS (Pls Read My Questions Below.)

Opinions About Group Homes Or Similar Settings After HS (Pls Read My Questions Below.)

Hi, I'm Alessandra, 50 yrs old, divorced, live in Doral/Miami, FL, an attorney and mother of a neurotypical 11 yr old girl and a 14.5 yrs old boy with moderate autism. My beautiful Prince Sebastian is non-verbal and has some aggressive behaviors although went from a 6 yr crisis to almost none now, thanks to ABA, a change in his environment and CBD oil/medicinal marijuana prescribed to him by an amazinggg neurologist.

Now that he has started his first year of high school ("9th grade" bc of his… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

No not acorn, there's others in various states- none of them near me but I would move anywhere to be close to my Prince. You know they're always to us our endless loves, our blessings and num 1… read more

posted 7 days ago

How Many ABA Therapist Does Your Child Have?

How Many ABA Therapist Does Your Child Have?

My twin boys just started ABA and they are 2 1/2 yrs old. Im concerned that there Isnt much consistency when it comes to their therapist. There are kind of alot of therapist throughout the week. I confronted the direct of the program, who said its normal but that they will try to be more consistent.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son just began and he has one RBT and one BCBA. We just began but the past two sessions he has just been "pairing" with my son so that my son is comfortable with him and that the therapist knows my… read more

posted 3 days ago

Parent Input Statements In IEP

Parent Input Statements In IEP

Hi folks, anyone have experience getting their parent input statement added to their child's IEP? I emailed mine to our CSE contact, and she immediately requested a phone call to discuss. I have a feeling she's going to push back. I'm prepared with the part of IDEA law and comments on the federal regulations regarding parent input (2006), but I just want to be fully prepared for any nonsense that might come our way on this.

Advice, anyone?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hi @A MyAutismTeam Member ! Thanks for offering guidance on this. I had a conversation with our CSE contact and she said the statement could go in, but they had to break the statement up into parts… read more

posted 6 days ago

Need Assistance With Aggressive Behavior From Teen Boy.

Need Assistance With Aggressive Behavior From Teen Boy.

In the mean time, my son is 15 and has become very aggressive in his meltdowns. To the point where he is hitting (hard) putting holes in things and hurting people. Im not sure what to do here. He isnt verbal so there is no real talking and calming. He doesnt have any real sensory things that calm or relax him either. I only have some speculation as to what sets him off the majority of the time because there is usually no real indicator, it just happens. Has anyone else experienced this and… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Medicinal marijuana both cbd and a bit of thc prescribed by a good doctor and separating from his Dad (meaning bc he stopped listening to our arguments/needs completely peaceful environment) did the… read more

posted 10 days ago

Impulsive Behaviour

Impulsive Behaviour

My son is 11 years old and have Asd. 2 years ago( he was 9 years old) We went to a mall to have dinner but before we went to the restaurant we went to a store. And in the restaurant i caught him with small toys from the store in his pocket...i bring him back to the store to gave the toys back and said sorry. We talk and explained it to him that what he did is wrong. Then we went for a dinner, after our dinner, we went to a book store...i didnt notice anything until i went to the cashier to… read more

Im 29 With Special Needs Why Is Children's Hospital Doing My Surgery Its A Vpi Cleft Palate Surgery?

Im 29 With Special Needs Why Is Children's Hospital Doing My Surgery Its A Vpi Cleft Palate Surgery?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I think because typically the surgery is done at a young age so a pediatric surgeaon would be specialized in n it more than an adults surgeon. That the only guess i have

posted 11 days ago

My Son's Strange Panic Attack

My Son's Strange Panic Attack

my son is 15 year old autistic boy who is happy and smiley but lately he turns to have a strange behavior like he is getting panic attack or some thing I don't understand three times a day at the exact time 2:45 pm ,3:45 pm,4:45 pm. not before not after so he is ok the rest of the day except these times I can watch the clock and run to him at the Nano second he will scream and start panicking and hit any thing front of him, his face full of horror and he is shaking and like he is losing… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

He dosnt like me to ask him if he is ok or checking on him he will run uptairs to scream and hit stuff and I have to follow him just to make sure that he dosnt hurt him self
Thank you

posted 24 days ago

Any Parents Home Schooling Their Autistic Children? I Am Looking To Home School My 5th Grader And 7th Grader.

Any Parents Home Schooling Their Autistic Children? I Am Looking To Home School My 5th Grader And 7th Grader.

I am honestly considering homeschooling my children this year. Too many inconsistencies and variables with covid to feel safe to send them in to their in person school. This year its everyone at the same time the buildings, sure they will have a masking policy, but honestly kids especially adhd/asd children touch their faces a lot, and some touch all the surfaces, and masks are challenging. Seeing how it went last year when they had cohorts and masking (non delta variant mind you) we were… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member Thank goodness, I’m so glad you are getting support from your school. I’m excited for your new adventure, too! And, frankly speaking, there are tons of amazing educational, Ipad… read more

posted 17 days ago

Autism And Driving?

Autism And Driving?

How many of you have a child who drives and has autism? How have they been with it? Thanks all in advance for answering my question.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member, this is very true at least from my experience as an adult w/ Autism. I didn't want to drive until I was 21 and at first I was driving fast and not aware of my driving because… read more

edited, originally posted 26 days ago

Has Anyone Experienced Lack Of Justice And Legal Support For Your Child's Disability?

Has Anyone Experienced Lack Of Justice And Legal Support For Your Child's Disability?

Have you experienced medical kidnapping, illegal seizure and child trafficking, based on your child's diagnosis or your request for help? Philly Councilman David Oh's son was victim, so I am not the only parent, but if your not famous or financially supported, your rights are diminished more. A politician can be a victim, so please know it is real and I am a mother being honest in my pain. My sons's are both missing due to medical kidnapping. It is a real legal term. Corruption is what I have… read more

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