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Military career with ASD?

My son, age 15, is obsessed with the military and has been for quite some time. He is very high functioning but still has some issues, particularly because he is also ADHD. When he takes his medication, he does very well, but there is still that inability to read subtle social cues, fixation on a topic, etc. Does anyone know if it is possible to enter the military with an ASD diagnosis?

posted 6 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The military might be the best place for him, won't know till he tries maybe. There is effective training for those who are high functioning, I wouldn't… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Classmates Teasing

My 7-year-old started a new public school this year. His last year’s school was an independent school that focused on inclusion, but unfortunately due to funding it closed.

He’s had a really difficult time this year, particularly with making connections with his classmates. He’s smart and highly verbal, but awkward.

Today his teacher asked me for suggestions on how to deal with a new behaviour. He has been saying he has a crush on people, asking other kids to marry him. I’m not sure he even… read more

posted 6 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

That was of the main problems of my son for 2.5 years, until i realized how alone he was. On a very bad day, i told him that he had autism, and that… read more

edited, originally posted 4 days ago
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Support Groups

Hi,
I have been in Jacksonville, FL for over 3 yrs. now. My son is 26 and is autistic and non-verbal. I haven't found any support groups for parents of children with autism yet. Maybe I missed some and someone else may know of any here? I also want to start one and want to know if there are any other parents interested in being a part of a group that will share ideas, give support to one another and advocate for our children?

posted 7 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I edited to add the link !

posted 7 days ago
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An IEP Meeting to get out of a service ( social skills group)

Will a note from the Neurologist be enough ?

posted 7 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you so much @A MyAutismTeam Member

posted 5 days ago
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Dentist told me my daughter should get braces

Not because she needs it but for cosmetic reasons- people w/Autism accept others as is . The Dentist feels she'll be judged

posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Wow! That's crazy! Drumming up more business for himself...

I hate to say it but there are companies who look for a certain image. I think your daughter… read more

posted 6 days ago
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Hippo therapy

Has anyone tried hippo therapy? If yes, do you believe it was beneficial to your child? Did they accept insurance and did insurance cover any of the cost?

Also, was thinking about maybe karate or swimming. Has anyone’s child took part in these or any other sport/s that helped with socialization, independence and confidence building? Thank you.

posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter did swimming lessons and it was ok. She loves the water. It was fine when she was 5yrs because the kids all were splashing and splashing… read more

posted 7 days ago
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School choices

All these stories and personal experiences of people here has my distrust towards school

I currrntly have my son in pvt preschool
But I am terrified of even sending him to kindergarten at public school

We don’t do ABA : so pvt Aba or autism school is out fo question for now for us

Has any one has experience with pvt school , mainstream for their ASD kid ?

posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Which state are you living in? I think it depends from school to school and teacher to teacher. I had a great ABA provider for my now 3.5 year old. But… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Christmas toy ideas

Does anyone have any suggestions on gifts for christmas for 8yr olds

posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

i go on Amazon and types in autism toys and it got a lots of sensory toys and stuff that autism kids would love to have.

posted 4 days ago
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Should I let my son knock on the neighbor's door to ask if their somewhat older kids can play?

My new neighbor has two boys, aged eleven and thirteen. She is a special education teacher herself and I feel pretty comfortable with her. She shares custody of her children so they aren't always at home. My son is nearly eight-years-old and wants terribly to knock on their door as he used to when we lived on a military base and ask if the kids can come out and play basketball or anything really. I cringe when he asks… read more

posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

WOW! I think it's great your kid would even do that. He is going after what he wants, is that something you really think should be discouraged,… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Autism awareness

Has anyone’s child’s school done something really great or significant for autism awareness. That I may suggest to my sons school, because I feel simply wearing blue isn’t enough to bring it home for kids. I’m going to suggest the small library of books re: autism for teachers and students to read (I saw online). And I was thinking of picking 3 famous/successful autistic people to feature. Or taking pictures of the students in the one ASD class in the school and writing a lil something they are… read more

posted 9 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Wow! About 50 cent thinking the janitor was on drugs!! Crazy shit. Your welcome, let me know what you find out about getting a speaker.

posted 8 days ago
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