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TeachTown: opinions?

TeachTown: opinions?

Hi MAT fam, I’m thinking of subscribing to TeachTown, but want to consult my expert community first. :) Anyone use it and feel it’s worth it? It’s less than Gemiini and addresses broader more behavior-related topics. Love to hear your thoughts!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hi DeejaysMom, I don’t know of this program, it also doesn’t read how long it has existed. I was able to look over the material. I hate to burst your… read more

posted 18 days ago

Would you hire a researcher?

Would you hire a researcher?

I am always thinking how great it is to have resources like social media and online communities, books, local papers, websites, etc for support and ideas for autism groups, events, etc. But as a busy exhausted working parent, there is little time to scour the internet to find then contact anything of interest. I spend too much time researching only to find events pass, outdated, or disruptions or just generally tired! (Or “events” that just make an organization feel good but not… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

This is new to me, wow my goodness, what a resource! I may be reading this website for ages. Thank you.

posted 18 days ago

How has ABA worked for you?

How has ABA worked for you?

Hi MAT fam, I’m looking for your feedback on the helpfulness of ABA therapy. We’ve has services for a year now (OT, PT, speech), and while some skills are growing, we still struggle with challenging behavior. I was initially spooked about ABA, because the original Lovaas method seems so abusive. But I’m more open to a non-punitive, positively focused approach.

Folks, how has ABA helped? I just want to help my guy feel happier and more able to handle everyday things. Thanks!!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son has done very well with ABA since diagnosis at age 3. It has provided much development and growth that has been foundational for skills and… read more

edited, originally posted 19 days ago

END OF YEAR SCHOOL SERVICES

END OF YEAR SCHOOL SERVICES

I was told my 8yr.old autistic child doesnt qualify for end of the year (ESY) because thats only for children with behaviorial problems and severe disabilities. My little.guy is in 2nd can barely retain school work. He needs reinenforcement constantly. The tutor i hired is foing way back to first grade lessons to re-teach him the basics of math.
I live in Orlando, Fl . I asked for these services last year so it would help. him try and retain what he learned. Doesnt he qualify? I dont… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

That is no reason to deny him ESY, the problem is they put cost above what will benefit our children.

posted 18 days ago

Does your ABA therapy intervention plan include separate BIP(Behavior Intervention Plan) for addressing fixation behavior?

Does your ABA therapy intervention plan include separate BIP(Behavior Intervention Plan) for addressing fixation behavior?

My son is getting ABA therapy services from Autism Learning Partners. He exhibits fixations and occasionally tantrums. They have a BIP in place for tantrums but no BIP in place for fixations. Currently they are letting fixations to escalate to tantrums and using the BIP for tantrums. Can someone help answer this how it works for your kid? This is from Autism Learning Partners, Downey branch.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you so much for your reply. In my son's case the fixations are resulting in lot of distress if not catered to. When you tell your kid "first do… read more

posted 18 days ago

San Diego kindergarten

San Diego kindergarten

Hi there,
Anyone in san diego, clairemont area know which elementary school good for ASD?Thank you

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you for your reply. I will try that

posted 22 days ago

Hi all. Need help when get approved for Medi-Cal

Hi all. Need help when get approved for Medi-Cal

Hi all. Im in san diego.Just wondering if anyone experienced this. I signed my daughter up for medi-cal and she got approved. Now i have to choose her health provider which it will be Kaiser. But then Kaiser will take 30days to get her in kaiser plan. In the meanwhile she has many aba and speech therapies to go. Until she got approved by kaiser, she has to postpone all her appointments? I checked with her therapies company, they said they dont just take medi-cal… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yes maybe. I was shock to hear that. But really, Kaiser takes 30days? Unbelievable

posted 23 days ago

When is it time to talk about consent with your kids?

When is it time to talk about consent with your kids?

Came across this sobering article and wondered what you all think: https://www.parents.com/health/special-needs-no...

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks, @A MyAutismTeam Member , wise advice. My guy is 5 and verbal, but his speech is really limited.

That said, I’m never sure exactly how much he… read more

posted 23 days ago

Teaching new ways to manage frustration and emotions?

Teaching new ways to manage frustration and emotions?

My son is starting to show new ways of handling frustration during therapy activities, and being a little older and more conscious of his feelings, I am wondering what coping strategies have worked for you? Like breathing, quiet time outs, squeeze ball, etc? This happens most during sessions when they are working on an activity he doesnt like. Just this week he started swatting at his head, which we do not want him to continue if we can help it. He also hurls… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son started having tantrums when he didn't get his way and would throw objects across the room like even as far as trying to throw the table. I… read more

posted 20 days ago

A home fire drill and plan when you have a 6 yr old runner

A home fire drill and plan when you have a 6 yr old runner

We have been trying to devise a plan in case of a fire at home. My 7 year old son, Corey, has been a wanderer since about 2 yrs old. And he's good at escaping. We currently have 2 way keyed deadbolts and Guardian locks on all exterior doors, and an alarm on all windows and doors. We've been told we have to teach him to get out of the house if it were on fire. Problem is I am very hesitant to teach him how to get out a window or how to get through the… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

This is such a good question. I do not have an answer but I hope someone here can help!

posted 26 days ago
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