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Autistic Children Prefer Pet Cats Because They Don't Hold Eye Contact

Autistic Children Prefer Pet Cats Because They Don't Hold Eye Contact

Not a question but it may explain why my daughter likes cats more than dogs.

The researchers found neuroatypical kids gave more attention to cats than dogs, as sustained eye contact can be stressful for someone not adept at interpreting interactive cues.

While many dog owners exhibit an increase of oxytocin as a result of their dogs' long gazes, such behavior can increase stress and anxiety in someone not adept at reading cues.

While there… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Wow, that's fascinating! My cat Ollie was my first baby, and he and Kiddo aren't best buds, but they have a nice, mutually respectful relationship. I… read more

posted 15 days ago

Life And/or Dating Coach

Life And/or Dating Coach

First time posting so I’m just learning. Looking for dating and/or life coach for adult son (28) with ASD. Hope this is ok to post. Long Island, NY area. Thanks and have a great day.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Welcome to Mat Family

posted 15 days ago

What Are Some Options For A 10 Y/o Young Lady Who Feels The Loneliness Of Having No Close Friends??? Tough Question I Know....

What Are Some Options For A 10 Y/o Young Lady Who Feels The Loneliness Of Having No Close Friends??? Tough Question I Know....

I'm the Grandfather and I teach her Martial Arts. she gets some social interaction this way but desires more. she still has problems reading peoples body language and understanding cruel statements, but understands she's been sprinkled with Fairy dust As my wife say's.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hey Sean, I would say GOOD JOB starting her with martial arts and keep going as far as you can. You might want to go to you being her recognized teacher… read more

posted 19 days ago

Anyone Else’s Kiddo Look At Things With One Eye?

Anyone Else’s Kiddo Look At Things With One Eye?

Such great feedback and insights to my last question, I had to post another. Does your child look at something new/interesting/treasured with one eye closed? My guy used to play with toys on the floor, get down on the ground and look at them with one eye ar ground level. He doesn’t do it on the ground as much any more, but he will still bring something close to his face and look with one eye. He gets his vision checked every year and we have no indication there are… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

yes my boys do the same and wear glasses.

posted 18 days ago

Hi

Hi

will the laughing gas and rainbow papoose board be safe for me on my dental vist in october i have autism and special needs

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Let us know how it goes

posted 11 days ago

Hi

Hi

my cool likes i love being a autism super hero, i like mine craft, legos, star wars, i love swimming i can kayak, i like music , movies, Disney, paw patrol, nemo, vamprina and sofia and elsa Thomas the train hot wheels little mermaid, princesses blocks pj masks blaze and the monster machines my fav characters from paw patrol are marshal , i like too help others , bubbles chalk, singing coloring i love boating and fishing too

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Noddy

posted 21 days ago

Hi How Have You Been

Hi How Have You Been

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Had kittens spayed / neutered, school starting, outside work. Waiting to see if we go back to allife remote.

posted 11 days ago

Anyone Else Have A Leaner?

Anyone Else Have A Leaner?

My kiddo is always leaning against me, pushing his feet up against me, ever since the womb. I used to feel his toes digging into my organs, LOL. I imagine this is a sensory feedback thing, but I’m curious if anyone else experiences this, and invite any tips to help kiddo get the feedback he’s seeking. We do a body sock and a compression shirt, but that’s all.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I would consider other things to. Observe what is happening after he does that. Do you immediately provide sensory output like put in body sock,… read more

posted 20 days ago

Looking For A Good Elementary School 7 Years-ABA-Vocal-High Functioning

Looking For A Good Elementary School 7 Years-ABA-Vocal-High Functioning

I am looking to relocate to NJ area(Morris county or Mount Olive or Basking Ridge Or Bridgewater).Wondering if there are any schools in this Above mentioned areas in NJ, that have good public schools that cater to autism ABA and if the public schools have good IEP’s (Current IEP is not good , not much IEP updates from school and main stream opportunities)?
My son is 7 years and Vocal, High functioning(Mild autism), lagging social… read more

What Door Lock Sustems Do You Use?

What Door Lock Sustems Do You Use?

My son is taking interest in locking/unlocking doors now. We had a chain lock on one, now he beings a chair up to it and has figured it out. Also figured out how to unlock the front door of the house!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We used dead bolts that can only unlock with a key. I now wear a key necklace.

posted 25 days ago
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