Raising a child with autism

Super-sonic Hearing - physical impairment or not?

  • By AmyIrl · Posted 3:06 pm
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  • I need your opinion, folks. The delightful people in power over here are tightening up i.e. taking away a lot of special needs support in schools. My son Caleb will be moving on to secondary school in ...

ASD and hypermobility

  • By AmyIrl · New reply April 13, 2014
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  • The physio has told me that Caleb has hyper-mobility in most of his joints. He has begun to have pains in his feet when he runs and his fingers when a lot of fine motor work is required. Does anyone know ...

To stim or not to stim??

  • By AmyIrl · Posted March 13, 2014
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  • I wondered what are your thoughts on stimming? Some people think it should be discouraged, others that it's an essential coping stratagy. I'm in the latter camp. Any thoughts ...

ASD and pain

  • By AmyIrl · Posted March 9, 2014
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  • When I tell people that my boys have an extraordinarily high pain threshold, they seem to see it as a good thing. But believe me, it isn't. I don't mean that they can't vocalize that they are in pain ...

What should i be doing for my autistic son?

  • By Jakeysmama0808 · New reply January 8, 2014
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  • We are still in the process of my 22 month (20 months adjusted, he was preemie) Being diagnosed with autism. He is in an early intervention program and hes seeing two doctors. Everyone is just beating ...

He finally showed interest in something

  • By rpatry85 · New reply November 30, 2013
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  • Hi I am Renee, mother of 2 incredible kids. 12 Years ago I moved our family 1500 miles away from everything and everyone we knew to start a life for ourselves. But My daughter(now 14 - born with NF1 ...

autsim help

  • By tara1985 · Posted July 21, 2013
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  • Need to know if my son has autsim ...

New To Autism...What to Expect?

  • By winonaj · New reply July 3, 2013
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  • My 2.5 year old boy has shown several signs of autism. We will get a formal assessment in July from the regional center, and again in Sept from the school district. I know that kids can fall on different ...

autism service dogs

  • By Melady · New reply June 9, 2013
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  • Does anyone have experience with service dogs for autism, i only heard about this recently and i am really intrigued ...

Louisiana Parent Teacher Information Center

  • By TSCAwareness · Posted June 3, 2013
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  • Louisiana Parent Training Information Center is a program of Families Helping Families of Jefferson 201 Evans Road Building 1, Suite 100, Harahan, LA 70123, www.fhfjefferson.org 504-888-9111 or 800-766-7736 ...

An overwhelming moment.

  • By Melady · New reply May 29, 2013
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  • Took my 4 yr old to a birthday party for a classmate. I want to include him in anything normal if its reasonable and safe. A room full of little kids will have some chaos, so he didnt stand out...at first ...


  • By Roadwalker · New reply April 5, 2013
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  • The CDC just published the results of a very large study that shows no relationship between childhood vaccines and autism spectrum disorders. See http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/ 29/175626824/the-number-of-early-childho ...

Voc Rehab... is it dangerous???

  • By sheilaray · New reply April 3, 2013
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  • My son with autism has graduated from high school. After his graduation he did very little except watch TV and play games on the computer. After a few months of this , he started in an independent program ...

starting the process of diagnosing 9 year old

  • By susis · New reply February 24, 2013
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  • My 9 year old son has been violent since he was about 3, he was'normal' before then. We have had an unofficial meeting with CAHMS (child & youth mental health team). We have the 1 the official 1 on March ...


  • By smeraz43 · New reply February 12, 2013
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  • Hello friends,I've got a 15 year old daughter that was diagnosed with autism early on,she is in 8th grade in middle school,she's a great kid but... I'm having one heck of a time with her and boundaries ...

"it worked for me autism"

  • By luvred · New reply February 11, 2013
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  • i thought it would be cool to do a "it worked for me" like in parent magazine but autism style. for example when i'm trying to get my kids ready in the morning to prevent toothpaste from dripping on my ...

Moving into new home with Autistic Child

  • By Blue_Eyes · New reply January 12, 2013
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  • I want to see if anyone with an autistic child experienced a problem with their autistic child adapting to the new surroundings. We are considering moving to a new house in the same town, but are concerned ...

Any info on PDD

  • By mom-of-2-w-DMD · New reply January 8, 2013
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  • My 8 year old son was diagnosed with PDD this summer. Im not sure how this fits into the autism spectrum if anyone has info in this area and would like to share any info please help me. Thanks ...

Are any of your children with autisim diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis?

  • By connersm0mma · Posted December 3, 2012
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  • Hi my son Conner was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) at birth. Began having seizures at 2 months of age. And just recently developed infantile spasms (IS). I have heard there is a high ...

Discipline problem with severe autistic son

  • By luvred · New reply November 18, 2012
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  • My son almost 9yr old is servely autistic, at the start of the summer we increased his discipline & responsibility, at first everything went great & smooth. Over time it got a little worse, he's realizing ...

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