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My son is two years old and loves dumping things out and turning things over.

My son is two years old and loves dumping things out and turning things over.

My son will turn over anything that has something in it. He loves to fill up his bath cup with water and dump it out, dipping the rag in the water and watching it drip, turning his sippy cups upside down and watching the juice/milk spill out, etc. He also loves turning things over like his toddler chair, stools, boxes, laundry hampers, and other things around the house. I can't find any stim toys that cater to his interests. I've looked… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Those liquid motion bubble timers ( can find on amazon). Have the colored oil drops that when turn over run through a maze. Might be something your kid… read more

posted 10 days ago

One to one aide at school

One to one aide at school

Would anyone reading this who has had any success getting a one to one aide for their son or daughter at school mind sharing how you were able to do this? Did you have to get an attorney? My daughter is not only nonverbal, but has behavior problems. I am not getting all of the info. I should be about what goes on at school because obviously they are understaffed. A doctor who my daughter once saw where we used to live gave us a written recommendation that she have a one on one aide at… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I seeked out to my pediatrician who in fact sent me over to other doctors and then once I got it on paper about behavioral problems then I was able to… read more

posted 3 days ago

Crotch pulling behavior

Crotch pulling behavior

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to block crotch pulling behavior? My 14 year old daughter does this, usually when she's upset. It seems to make her more upset, yet seems uncontrollable. If if I tell her to "stop" she will have a very long, hysterical screaming fit that will probably last for an hour or more.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Maybe suggest to her something she can do instead. Like “put your hand on your ears” or “keep your hands on your knees or above your waist”

posted 10 days ago

Natural supplements for autistic kids

Natural supplements for autistic kids

anyone know of any natural supplements that help with autism other than using medication?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

YES !and it made a big difference! The most commonly beneficial that helped by son too are omega 3, methyl folate, methyl B12, magnesium, B6, vit D,… read more

posted 13 days ago

How do you work with child to respond to their name?

How do you work with child to respond to their name?

This is a confusing one to me. My son is 5. He inconsistently responds to his name when I call him. Sometimes its from one room to another, others its at the playground or an open environment. I get so worried when he ignores me. Some people say, oh that’s just how kids are when they are doing something they want, but I really feel its more ASD characteristic when he is hyper focused or interested in whatever he is doing or experiencing. I can tell when he is… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Having an exam by an audiologist who works with kids with autism could help diagnose Auditory Processing disorder

posted 6 days ago

Airport/plane travel

Airport/plane travel

Has anyone had issues/experience with airports/ plane travel. is there anything in place to identify prevent possible melt down of a child who could possibly be separated from a caregiver???

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

American Airlines hosts a "It's Cool to Fly" program in Chicago and other cities around the country. I have never used the program but it supposedly the… read more

posted 5 days ago

Reevaluate my son

Reevaluate my son

HI,
My son is diagnosed at the age of 3 YEARS OLD and now I took an appointment to reevaluate him at the age of 5. Please tell me is it good to reevaluate him or not ?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member that is true. For me it's important because of the resources I need to get for her. It would help her with her school IEP and… read more

posted 17 days ago

Options Other Than Preschool for Almost 4 YO?

Options Other Than Preschool for Almost 4 YO?

My son was recently diagnosed with ASD. He is in speech therapy, OT and PT. The developmental pediatrician and his therapists keep telling me they highly recommend that I put him in preschool but I would prefer to keep him at home. Every time I ask what in home options there are they try to talk me out of it and will not talk to me about other options. Otherwise they are great and I do not want to switch to another DP or other therapists, but I am having a hard time… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I succumbed to the same pressure only to be so sorry I did. Your child will be much healthier and happier at home with you. Forget the school system. It… read more

posted 3 days ago

Options Other Than Preschool for Almost 4 YO?

Options Other Than Preschool for Almost 4 YO?

My son was recently diagnosed with ASD. He is in speech therapy, OT and PT. The developmental pediatrician and his therapists keep telling me they highly recommend that I put him in preschool but I would prefer to keep him at home. Every time I ask what in home options there are they try to talk me out of it and will not talk to me about other options. Otherwise they are great and I do not want to switch to another DP or other therapists, but I am having a hard time… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Welcome

posted 21 days ago

Do you think the autism community works well together?

Do you think the autism community works well together?

Would you say we are organized well to fight and represent our children’s/ self’s needs in local/ state/ federal politics? I personally believe politics/ groups have failed us, so what can WE do to make things better? Also (and maybe most importantly), do you think you challenge yourself to understand other areas of the spectrum disorder that you or your child DON’T suffer from? Being open to understanding the “other” is the foundation of any good community.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The autism community is extremely divided from views on acceptance of the diagnosis to types of therapies to dealing with day to day issues. Like I said… read more

posted 21 days ago
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