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Bottle Transition

Hi-- my son is 3.5 and is in feeding therapy and applied behavior analysis. He has a feeding disorder so his primary source of nourishment is PediaSmart via the bottle. He has started to take some purees (one kind) and then gets the bottle for nourishment. We need to transition him to a cup but he is so aversive to anything near his mouth except for the bottle that I'm not sure how we can do that. He can't drink from a straw and will kiss a cup and pretty much any food but will only open his… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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It was years ago for us now. At Babies R Us, I had found one cup that was like a transition cup. It had a wide lip that he could put his lips on but… read more

posted 2 days ago

United vs Kaiser for Autism Services

We’re relocating soon and I have the option to choose between the two. Any advice would be great.

tags: #insurance

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

We have a different health plan but it uses Optum for behavioral health--I think Optum is part of United Healthcare. It takes a bit of work to get them… read more

posted about 18 hours ago

Would someone please tell me about guardianship and how to get it done before an autistic child turns 18?

Now that my twin granddaughters are going to turn 18 in July, every govt program, every doctor, ever therapist, everybody is asking about guardianship and do we have it. It caught us off guard and totally by surprise. Does it involve money and what about those on SSI who have no money but need to file for guardianship? I live in Chicago and if any of you lovely parents know or can direct me or my family to… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Tacanow.org is a good resources for all aspects of autism. When i need help, i google tacanow and subject, like guardiaship and here is what i found

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edited, originally posted about 16 hours ago

How to select the best organization for ABA Therapy??

Hi my kid is 3.2 yrs. diagnosed at 3 yrs and symptoms were from 2.6 yrs. Initially we enrolled our kid name in waiting list for ABA Therapy in some organizations. And now one by one are calling us to provide the service. But I’m confused which one to opt. Any advice please???

tags: Anna therapy

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

ECHP

I know i have to go through my GP to get a ECHP plan for my daughter, what are the steps for this, is it easy to get , and then how easy or hard is it to get her into a special school ?

posted 5 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Educational health care plan

posted 3 days ago

How do you replace a cough stim

My 8 year old son has started a coughing stim and it is starting to be an all of the time thing. He will go a long time without a cough them start again. He has been to the doctors a few times and he’s not sick.

posted 5 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My son started that up not too long ago. We took him to the doctors and they couldn't find anything wrong with him either. We just ignored it and it… read more

posted 1 day ago

Best Primary School for Individual full time Support in regular classrooms to overcome Difficulty in learning - Sydney, Australia.

Hi All,
This is sort of my first post/question. I am pretty new to this forum. I have twin boys 5 years old, one with moderate Autism Spectrum(non-verbal) and other one on Mild Spectrum(verbal but slow language development). We are living in Sydney, Australia. I am looking for best school in Sydney for them in terms of Full support for one of kid and Classroom support for another one.… read more

tags: A Better Chance School Sydney

posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I don't know about sydney but here in Canberra we have to go through a lengthy assesment process with the dept of ed in order to get recomendations for… read more

posted 5 days ago

5yr old, non verbal, severe aggression what can I do!

My son is very strong and aggressive, he is hurting the other kids all day long. He was put on Clonidine.. This is no help.. Any suggestions.. Plz

tags: Aggressive cl meds don't work

posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Thank you, I am going to try these... Thanks again

posted 4 days ago

Hi mat team. My lo is 3.2yrs.though observed symptoms 6 months back. She recently got diagnosed with asd in Jan. Started with ST.

And also got admission in preschool under SPED.my kid used to show tantrums only when she doesn’t get the things what she want and used to come out from that mood immediately. But I observed once she started with the preschool, I she started crying for everything. She refuses to drink water( basically she doesn’t like drinking water. But we trained her to drink water), refuses to… read more

tags: crying for no reason. Tantrums preschool

posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My grandson has been taking clonidine 0.5mg for two years to help him sleep (its a blood pruse medication)he's on risperidone for agression and they may… read more

posted 4 days ago

How can i start fixing my sons diet without the battle?

I’m completely new to this site. I’m also under a year from finding out about my sons ASD. Being on here makes me feel a bit overwhelmed. I thought i could just get away with taking it day by day, but there is so much to learn. C is moderately picky eater. Doesnt eat any veggies, likes fruits, but also loves carbs and dairy. Some days he comes home from school and i feel he is a bit off and teachers have said same thing. Now I’m questioning if it is what he… read more

tags: Diet ketogenic food triggers Avoiding foods Comfort foods carbs limit Dairy Free

posted 7 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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