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Visitation

Visitation

Any suggestions on Creating a new visitation schedule. My 3Yo is on the standard possession schedule now. 1,3,5 weekends
3weeks in summer before his diagnosis. Now he is having trouble with transitions. Can somebody share what their visitation schedule looks like?
I’m thinking about proposing 1night every 1,3,5th weekend. Summer with his Therapy schedule and not to mention that’s too long for him to be away from his home. His father thinks that I’m being controlling but I need to have a plan that will… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

His father needs to be a partner in this. When he says "controlling" what does he mean? What does he observe in the transitions at the start of his… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

Help maintaining rules in my home when teen son with autism finds that there are different rules at our home than there are at dads house?

Help maintaining rules in my home when teen son with autism finds that there are different rules at our home than there are at dads house?

He is pushing up against those rules and boundaries by refusing to do homework, chores or go to bed on time.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I suggest you’ll come together and establish the same rules. If not he’ll continue to push his boundaries. Consequences need to be the same at both… read more

posted 22 days ago

How to prepare an autistic 3rd grader for a STAAR TEST

How to prepare an autistic 3rd grader for a STAAR TEST

My son is about to do the STAAR test and I don’t know how to prepare him. Is anybody have experienced the anxiety I am experiencing? Any ideas and knowledge? HELP please!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

For my Sons test when he was in 3rd grade , i requested for Accommodations on his IEP,which is also implemented during testing, we kept practicing at… read more

posted 21 days ago

Looking for resources locally (Southern California) or online for 6 Year Old ASD with amazing math abilities

Looking for resources locally (Southern California) or online for 6 Year Old ASD with amazing math abilities

Last night, my son while we were driving - wanted to first count by ones to 100, then 2's, then 10's, then by 100's to 1000, then by 1000's to about 45,000. What really struck me is he wanted to count by square numbers, up to 100. It took me a minute to realize what he was doing when he started with 1, 3, 9, 16, 25, 36...

He is limited verbally, but feel like I have to find something to encourage/support… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Amazing, at only 6 years old!

posted 24 days ago

PICKY EATER HELP!!!

PICKY EATER HELP!!!

Hello Everyone and anyone who can assist me!!!!!

I'm looking for suggestions... my son is a very Picky eater and I would love to introduce him to new foods or at least food he use to eat. He is 6 years old now so i have to be very clever but i really want to be honest with him. He loves loves loves pizza, apples chips/doritos and of course fruit snacks but i slowed that down. i do give him a probiotics to keep him regular which has been very helpful!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Our development pediatrician suggested that you put a small amount on the plate without requiring the child eat it. Continue
doing it till it becomes a… read more

posted 6 days ago

Does any of you experience the frustration of family or Drs. Not believing your child is on the spectrum??

Does any of you experience the frustration of family or Drs. Not believing your child is on the spectrum??

This is frustrating because its behavior not a specific LOOK of having autism.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We lost a year because our pediatrician wouldn't believe us, time that would have been much better spent in early intervention. Demand an assessment.… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

Hi does anyone’s child lick everything constantly ?

Hi does anyone’s child lick everything constantly ?

Any advice he’s 6 big time sensory seeker around his mouth chews everything but i notice off and on he will like everything for a number off days off and on ? He’s has a very restricted diet lives on goats milk Is on nutritional vitamins always suffers from gut issues very bad and bladder stones - this little guy suffers yet battles through each day but the sensory licking and chewing prevents him from learning or progressing in anyway as it’s his sole focus could… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Have the doctor draw blood to see what vitamins are missing.

posted 26 days ago

Meltdowns

Meltdowns

What can I do when my Grandson has a meltdown or tantrum? I’m not 100% sure what it is, I am so sad for him when this happens

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

This is a great question, I'm sorry to see no answers. The first step is to figure out which one it is: a tantrum is an intentional protest of a… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

I just started reading a book about RDI. Sounds interesting so far. Does anyone here have experience with RDI they can share?

I just started reading a book about RDI. Sounds interesting so far. Does anyone here have experience with RDI they can share?

RDI stands for Relationship Development Intervention. The general idea (again I am just learning) is that development in ASD is slower and in many cases deficient in dynamic learning. And the best way to support this is through relationship models, either with an RDI consultant who trains the parents, or an RDI therapist where the parent is involved.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks for sharing

posted 26 days ago

I'm looking for day habilitation in Dallas for an adult with autism.

I'm looking for day habilitation in Dallas for an adult with autism.

My son is 29, non verbal and in the CLASS program. I'm looking for recommendations for day hab. Any suggestions?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member I would visit each Day hab to see which one fits your sons needs.

edited, originally posted 20 days ago
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