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Is Intuniv Usually A Big Change For Kids?
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My son is 8. He is diagnosed with autism and anxiety disorder. He’s not really taken many meds before. But his pediatrician put him on intuniv to calm him down because he’s contstanly into trouble at school to the point DCS is involved with his behavior now. But since he started this medication he’s not talking but saying a few words here and there, he won’t eat barely. I mean it’s 5pm here and he’s ate 1 COOKIE all day. I’ve not seen him dance like he always does. I’m so sad. He’s also sick… read more

posted March 15
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My son was on guanfacine for ADHD and sleep difficulty. Dosage was gradually increased since the lowest dose did nothing to help calm him. As the dose increased, so did the OCD and aggression. This… read more

posted March 18
My Son Was Just Diagnosed As On The Spectrum. We Have So Much To Learn And Don't Know Where To Start! What Helped You Most?
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posted March 14
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Know that autism is a spectrum with ranges from the highly capable to those have a lot of difficulties. Anything you hear or read may or not apply to your son. Know your son, keep an open mind and… read more

posted March 15
What Structure Works For Your Child At Home?
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So I’m really wanting to add structure to my household my son is 8 his autistic and has adhd we have tried structure for him like that of school but he flat out refused we did visuals reward chart etc all failed and now when his home he gets very overwhelmed and bored and that’s when he gets into biting himself etc I was wanting to get ideas from this community on what works in your household to get some ideas my son is very environmental but we really want structure for him

posted March 13
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The charts don't work for my son either. We just do regular routine and like sweetie above I try to give him choices as well. Time for bedtime- we can read a book during or after bath? Time to eat you… read more

posted March 14
8 Year Old Hearing Things? Or Is It Just Part Of Him Being Autistic?
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So I have a question and I hope this makes sense so for some time now my son who is 8 and autistic will out of nowhere (when playing watching tv etc) will become very upset yell and say things like no singing or shout random things like what his thinking he has no control over and makes him upset and he will shout this out very upset I’m starting to get concerned because he will sometimes sit in the Couch and cry as if he is seeing something that isn’t there? He will say don’t fight etc says his… read more

posted March 13
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I would DEFINITELY contact his pediatrician and take him in to his doctor. Especially if he isn't sleeping well. Psychosis is a real side effect of these meds. I went through it myself and it was so… read more

posted March 14
The Child Was Previously A Healthy Eater, And Then Suddenly They No Longer Want To Eat Anything Unless You Hold There Hand?
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posted March 11
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Odd that our 13-year-old daughter is just the opposite. She used to eat a lot of sweets and was stuck on eating chicken nuggets. She eat some salad and other stuff. Now she eats hamburgers and only… read more

posted March 12
Question Regarding Gastrointestinal Disorders In Autistic Adult
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Is there anyone here with adult children who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders? Our son suffers from daily nausea, acid reflux, bloating, gas pain, etc. There are numerous gastroenterologist who treat autistic children but once your child becomes an adult, it is very hard to find help for them.

posted March 11
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I have a lot of trouble with stomach. This has resulted in being in diapers.

posted 5 days ago
Is It Normal For My Child With Autism To Be Crying And Irritable Most Of The Time?! Help!
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Lately my child is always mostly crying and irritable for every single freaking thing. He is going through puberty but it seems like it's a little too much. Every morning, every afternoon, every evening. I don't know what to do. It's driving me nuts. He has some moments of happiness but it doesn't last long. I just don't know what to do. We can't even take him anywhere because he throws himself or randomly get pissed off for we don't know what? It's like out of nowhere things set him off and I… read more

posted March 11
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Thank you everyone for sharing your own struggles with me. It helps to be heard by others who understand what we're going through. Hugs to everyone.

posted March 12
What Is The Best Area To Raise Children With Autism? Based On Schools And Access To Resources And Therapies?
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posted March 11
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Son Always Biting Arm
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I’m looking for some advice and help my son is autistic and has adhd he is 8 years old and has for over a year now will bite his arm it’s gotten so bad it’s purple we have tried teethers vibrating and non vibrating arm bands etc he does this when he is excited but also anxious upset etc I’m concerned on how to help him stop that and find a more suitable way for him to get that input I feel we tried everything

posted March 11
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For oral input my son uses a chewy. He prefers the P shaped one or the T shaped one. Ark sells the P shaped one & I’ve found it holds up best for aggressive chewers. My opinion about kids who bite… read more

posted March 11
Does Anyone One Know Of An Anime Club That My Daughter Can Join? We Live East Amherst NY
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posted March 10
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We will continue to search. The central library has one but I do not like the area.

posted March 11
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