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Do Weighted Vests Help With Anxiety?

Do Weighted Vests Help With Anxiety?

Hi folks, my guy (6) is back in school! Yay! But the noise and chaos of the environment is stressing him out. Boo! Kiddo's teacher has been great about outfitting the room with things to help him adjust (earmuffs, a trampoline, movement breaks), but he's still having a tough time dealing with the very different vibe of school. He wears a "huggy tee" most days, but I'm curious about weighted vests. Does anyone have any feedback on them to share?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yes. Weighted lappads even better

posted 20 days ago

What Can I Expect When I Bring My 3 Year Old For His Evaluation?

What Can I Expect When I Bring My 3 Year Old For His Evaluation?

Im very frustrated because his PCP didnt give us any sort of information. I understand it isnt her area of expertise but it would have been nice to be offered some support or resources.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you both, thats very helpful!

posted 21 days ago

Has Anyone Had Results With Cbd Oils

Has Anyone Had Results With Cbd Oils

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have not but I am also interested in seeing if this will help my 22-year old son.

posted 20 days ago

Do Sensory Issues Ever Become Worse Over Time?

Do Sensory Issues Ever Become Worse Over Time?

My 3 1/2 year old daughter has always had a sound sensitivity, especially to sudden loud noises. If she knows what they are or anticipates them coming, she is sometimes okay with them (she used to not at all tolerate the garbage disposal, for instance. Now, so long as we tell her we're going to turn it on-- and we've gotten so we imitate the motor noise with our lips and she thinks it's funny--she won't act distressed. Still not a fan automatic toilets in public stalls, the vacuum or blender… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

with time and support they learn to build tolerance to all sensory stimuli. It could be that there is other stimuli impacting her along with the sound sensitivity and thats why she is overwhelmed… read more

posted 22 days ago

Is It Normal To Have To Wait 2 Months For An Evaluation?

Is It Normal To Have To Wait 2 Months For An Evaluation?

My son has an evaluation but its almost 2 months away. Not sure if it us backed up because of covid or its normal. I myself have very bad anxiety though and I hate that im going to have to wait so long

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I remember the wait for us was 9 months. Hang in there, keep yourself busy & the time will pass faster.

posted 26 days ago

How Does Everyone Feel About Sending Their Kiddos Back To School?

How Does Everyone Feel About Sending Their Kiddos Back To School?

I worry a lot because a lot of our kiddos have less than perfect immune systems. Have any of your kids gotten covid? Did they handle it okay?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member As a parent you follow your instincts. Nothing wrong with being cautious either. Everyone here has shared valid reasons on their perspectives towards a hard topic everyone… read more

posted 26 days ago

Vermont Members, How Are Your Services And Support?

Vermont Members, How Are Your Services And Support?

We’re talking about leaving NY in the next few years and Vermont could make our list. Anyone have opinions or stories to share? What school districts are best/worst? My guy would be around 5th-6th grade at the time of our move. Thanks for your help!!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We are trying to leave NY for Tennessee.

posted 25 days ago

Does Anyone Have Any Member Of The Family Who Is A Hoarder ?

Does Anyone Have Any Member Of The Family Who Is A Hoarder ?

My brother who has ADHD hoards newspapers, articles, all types of reading items where it takes up rooms in his house instead of furniture Has anyone had success w/ stopping the hoarding ?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

How wonderful!!!! 🥰🥰🥰

posted 29 days ago

Orthodontist Question: Have Any Of Your Children Had A Spacer Put In?

Orthodontist Question: Have Any Of Your Children Had A Spacer Put In?

My youngest needs a spacer for his upper teeth. There is not enough room in there so the adult teeth are either in the wrong place or have no space to come out. To spare him a future of surgeries and pain, they said a spacer now at 10 would be beneficial for him. My concern is will he be able to tolerate it given the sensory input. Has anyone had their kiddos get one? Was it a terrible experience? Did they tolerate it or tried to take it out? I want to avoid future surgeries, I know that… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member Thank you! I appreciate it :)

posted 28 days ago

Have You Ever Had Someone Invade Your Space ?

Have You Ever Had Someone Invade Your Space ?

I've had 2 instances where someone got into my personal space and they were uninvited to. What could I do or how can I prevent it from happening ? When it happens,I'm left feeling invaded and uneasy

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have been a space-invader in the past. I appreciate cues to help me to step back. Thanks for great ideas!

posted 18 days ago
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