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My Daughter Is 9 She Is High Functioning Autistic. My Question Is, How Am I Supposed To Discipline Her?

My Daughter Is 9 She Is High Functioning Autistic. My Question Is, How Am I Supposed To Discipline Her?

It seems like everything my wife and I try doesn't change her behavior. Will she always just not listen? It has been causing fights between my wife and I because I think she is being too hard on her. We're at a loss.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you for the advice. I'll look into that book.

posted 10 days ago

Hi My Name Is Billieand I Have A 12-year-old Autistic Son. Does Anyone Have A Child Who Refuses To Wear Clothes?

Hi My Name Is Billieand I Have A 12-year-old Autistic Son. Does Anyone Have A Child Who Refuses To Wear Clothes?

Jonathan will come home from school and strip down to his underwear. At school he rolls his pant legs up as well as his sleeves. He lifts his shirt up exposing his chest and belly. I'm thinking it's a sensory issue but what do I do? He even refuses to wear his coat, gloves and hat and it's 15 degrees outside

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

It definitely sounds sensory :)

posted 12 days ago

Haircuts....?

Haircuts....?

We have had an ongoing battle over haircuts since Liam was 2. Its a constant struggle. I have been doing his hair since the beginning of the pandemic, and it looks like it lol. I keep thinking if I could just let it grow, we could put it in a ponytail and not have to worry about it (he loves a ponytail for some reason) but his hair is so straight it grows right into his eyes, and for a fellow who struggle with eye contact, he needs to be able to see! Anyone have any techniques that work? I… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

There is a potentially sensory friendly salon about an hour away. Im thinking of trying it once he is able to be vaccinated.

posted 13 days ago

I’m Wondering Why My Son Likes To Watch Super Nanny Episodes? He Likes The Time Out Scenes.

I’m Wondering Why My Son Likes To Watch Super Nanny Episodes? He Likes The Time Out Scenes.

This happened a lot when he was elementary school (4th and 5th grade). His teacher told me about it, and she made sure he can only choose to use the iPad and watch YouTube on Fridays. She told him he can watch Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS Kids. I’m glad she gave him choices because we followed up at home. He hasn’t watched Super Nanny until recently. He’s a sophomore in high school now.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I see why kids with autism are very smart. They are well behaved if they can watch Super Nanny and it could help them avoid meltdowns in the first place.

posted 14 days ago

Has Anyone Tried MeRT Brain Treatments?

Has Anyone Tried MeRT Brain Treatments?

My son is 6 years old, nonverbal and has aggressive outbursts. I’m desperate to try something that will make a substantial difference. There is a fairly new brain therapy called MeRT offered by the Brain Treatment Clinic who have location across the U.S. the treatment cost upward of $10,000.
Please if you have tried this let me know what your experience was. Would be greatly appreciated.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'd be furious! Why weren't you notified of this

posted 5 days ago

Diarrhea

Diarrhea

My son is 4 and has experience diarrhea often? How many of you have your kids with the same issue? Hopefully it gets better with age? Hope you all have a blessed day.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Very common among children with autism. Sometimes this can be an easy fix. Ask your doctor to check for food sensitivities and gluten sensitivity. Best of luck!

posted 15 days ago

Adults With Autism Disabilty/social Security

Adults With Autism Disabilty/social Security

Not sure if its different in other states I am in california. Do adults with autism qualify for disability and or social security? Thakjs all in advance for answering my question.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Not trying to hijack the thread but you may want to consider other sources of financial assistance as well. See link at the bottom for details
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posted 18 days ago

Who Takes Care Of You?

Who Takes Care Of You?

I'm so tired of people telling me to "take care of myself" and to not forget "self-care". It is important, I know, but being told those words just feels like another thing on my never-ending to-do list. Instead of saying the words, why not just do something good for a caregiver that already has her plate full?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I had to think about this before I decided to add my feedback. I understand your frustration. I didn’t have any help from friends or family when my kids were younger. I still don’t, with the exception… read more

posted 15 days ago

Just Not Sure What To Do Any Advice Is Appreciated

Just Not Sure What To Do Any Advice Is Appreciated

So my son is 7. Still not sure what type of autism he has. But I just don't know right now.... He was with his dads side for Christmas and was a little angel. Didn't do anything miachevious. And with me hes different. Which I understand since hes with me 24/7. But I notice my underwear goes missing and he had a pair under his bed and was wearing another pair. And took a pair of his cousins. When I ask why? He answers back in a mumbling tone.. I don't know mom... It's just been really concerning… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'm just guessing but since your son chose a personal item from you and his cousin, do you think it's his way of feeling closer to both of you ?

posted 30 days ago

13 Year Old Boy Tip Toe Shoes

13 Year Old Boy Tip Toe Shoes

Hi

How are you all?
My son is 13 ans Tip Toes. I heard of shoes he can wear. Are you experiencing this with your kiddos? What shoes didi you purchase and how and where?

Thanks

Happy Holidays
God bless

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

OK Thanks

posted 5 days ago
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