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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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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