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Hi Everyone, Has Anyone Have Experience With PDA Strategies?

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Hi Hedi! You've totally got this ❤️ Yes it is easier said then done. Days are long. There is also so much to do and patience runs thin... I have 4 kiddos so trust me I get it! It gets easier with… read more

posted July 5

Toilet Visits With Very Limited Speach : Matrasses And Blankets Constantly Drench In Pi. Guidelines Useful Would Be Helpful

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She do sometimes indicate she wants to go but not always.

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Thank you very useful tips I am going to try.

posted 1 day ago

My 11 Year Old Non-verbal Is Obsessed With Pulling Girls Hair. Today Was The Worst Episode. We Have Tried A Lot Of Things. Any Suggestions?

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maybe a social story on friendships, treating peers respectfully, consent, and discussing how we make people feel when we pull hair, and why they won’t want to be friends if we hurt them.

posted July 13

My 18 Yr Old Stopped Going To School 10 Months Ago. She Is Having Autistic Burn Out. Refused Anti Dep Meds. . How To Help?

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Parent in full time work.

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Could you find something like equestrian (horse) therapy, or swim therapy, in your area? Just thinking maybe finding some new way of connecting could help. ❤️

posted July 11

I Am Having A Hard Time With My 6yo Daughter She Has Been Dis Regulated Since School Let Out A Week Ago Any Advice?

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A visual schedule, starting to review it before school ends, and each morning. Can help a lot. You can always add or remove an activity from the schedule, if she’s ok with some change, so you don’t… read more

posted July 11

🚨 How Do I Get My Son To Stop Biting Himself, Banging His Head? 🚨 I KNOW THIS IS LONG PLS READ ANYWAY

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Ok so he displays the same SIB (to varying degrees) when he's trying to communicate and gets frustrated, when he gets frustrated in general or overwhelmed, when he gets reprimanded for something, wants attention... But the most intense (and it seems frequent) times he does it is when he's angry - usually because he's not getting something that he wants, is being told no outright, or that he can't have/do something right now. He throws a tantrum (not a meltdown), throws himself on the floor… read more

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I have a kid who did exactly the same and we work with his frustration by putting buckets of water with bubbles and find out that it relax him. I know that it’s a spectrum but you can try and… read more

posted June 28

How To Deal With My Son Who Is Showing His Genitalia In Public?

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Wait what? Surely birdy you don't mean that? striking a child rarely works on nuerotypical kids let alone a nuerodivergent child! Chel, please don't hit your kid, regardless of age it won't teach much… read more

posted July 7 (edited)

Daycare And My Autistic Child

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Can I report a daycare for wanting to kick my child out because of his autism episodes?

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It’s a difficult conundrum because looking at it objectively you can see why daycare centers wouldn’t want kids who were very disruptive or even harmful to other children.

posted June 24

How Do You Find Community Managers?

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What Advise Has Really Helped You Or Information?

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Only concentrate on developing what can do and not what can't do and you will achieve more

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Try to do one step at a time and focus on the priority issues first, such as eating, sleeping and toileting for your kid then you can focus on the rest. Also try many strategies until one will work… read more

posted June 28
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