Google the term Gebser letter. It allows you to put the district on the hot seat when your child is not receiving a free and appropriate public education. It can harm
the district Financially, and it also allows you to overcome a legal standard known as deliberate indifference which is a legal standard you must overcome if your case ever goes to federal court.
Thanks for sharing. This was new to me.
My daughter is 2 and has ASD along with a few other things including a speech delay so she doesn't communicate with us. My niece who's 7 lives with us right now and she's very handsy with my daughter. She's always grabbing her, holding on to her, picking her up, trying to hug her and cuddle her and my daughter gets extremely frustrated and ends up hurting my niece, usually either by biting, pinching or hitting her to get her off. Of course I tell my daughter to be nice but it's frustrating… read more
My son requires a lot of physical inputs for regulation. I need help from the community to help me landscape the suburbs where we can move into, which have good school districts with proven track record of assistance from the state for the services?
Through my spouse and my use of due process hearings and pro se federal court actions we have brought the Coeur d alene, ID school district into the 21st. Century on educating kids with autism.
My 7 year old daughter fought with me not to take a shower. She stunk so I had to get her to shower right then. She got out of the shower and went to her dad and told him that she’s overwhelmed because there’s a lot going on and coming up. So we’re taking a family rest day today. How can I know that she is overwhelmed and that’s why she doesn’t want to take a shower? So I just fight through it until she can tell me?
I also admire her insight. The fact she recognizes that she's overwhelmed is HUGE, especially at as young as she is! 😊
My 7 year old daughter has been crying and screaming when we tell her that she can’t do something. She has to ask us before she can just get and use things. She gets so upset when we tell her “no” that she starts screaming and crying. So we ignore this behavior? I try to comfort her, but if this is about not getting what she wants instead of not being able to do something developmentally, then I think I need to ignore it. Right?
No we don’t have any therapy here.
My only issues I told them I really am concerned about is the have I started conservatorship/Guardianship I did talk with a lawyer, and I believe a financial planner for special needs community. financial planner was like you may want to think about some things we don't own a house and I don't have any assets I let his teachers know as well and then I don't have that type of money to shell out for that. I will think about again
I’m asking because I have a long time friend, love her to death, but we were on the phone for a very long time when Aziel and his ASD became the next topic to talk about. She kept asking me, “what coping strategies do we have in place for when he can’t ‘stim’?” She kept on with using scenarios that do not apply to my kid. I was getting irritated but my deep breaths and trying to understand kept me from getting mad. However, she began stating that there will be a time where he won’t be able to… read more
@A MyAutismTeam Member 🤣🤣🤣 that is pretty funny! Thank you! The things we are told…. Lol
I'm wondering if my child constantly needing oral stimulation can be related to her ASD? I didn't get a straight answer when I asked the doctor about it. Not sure if it's Pica since it's not necessarily dirt, paint chips, drywall, etc. it's more like paper, cardboard, plastic, hair, etc. She's constantly chewing on anything and everything and sometimes consumes these things.
He will keep food in his mouth for as long as I let him. I try to dig it out after a certain period of time.