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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Any parents of a 20-something adult with autism??

 Post subject: 20+
Posted: 20 May 2008, 8:47 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,692


My younger son was diagnosed early in the year. Since then, we have decided that his dad, older brother, and one older sister probably have Asperger's. We do not have a proper diagnosis for any of these adults. Older brother and sister are over 21. As we are setting up the IEP at school for younger ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: So I got pretty much attacked by cops today!

 Post subject: ouch!
Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 8:30 am 

Replies: 87
Views: 16,053


8O I am so sorry this had to happen. I really think police over-react just because someone is a young adult. I found a website: http://www.papremisealert.com Started by a cop who has a child with autism...education, education! Hope it helps somehow. Please be good to yourself. Take the time you need.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Do weighted blankets/aromatherapy help sleep?

Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 10:04 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,301


I already posted this on the general discussion board.

Has anyone had positive results using either aromatherapy or weighted blankets getting AS kid to sleep?

I've been reading about these, mostly on-line, but haven't heard anything from real life.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Formal Complaint to School

Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 9:59 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,090


Thank goodness for personnel changes!

You're doing a good job. I like the idea that your son will be out for a while, good time to relax.

Battle on!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: my beautiful son

Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 9:51 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 5,403


I haven't had a chance to read all the responses, but I can tell you with absolute certainty...you are not the only one. My 11-year old has been through the same kind of thing. It's a lot easier to be involved since he is younger. Our school system has a "zero-tolerance" policy for bullying. It soun...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Weighted blankets/aromatherapy/sleep

Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 9:39 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 547


My son and my daughter have problems falling asleep. I have tried a few things for my son, because he's at home, including massage, a lavender/hops sleep pillow (aromatherapy?), a deep muscle relaxation cd, just talking. Has anyone had positive results from either aromatherapy or from a weighted bla...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do professionals "test" for aspergers?

Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 9:30 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,328


My son's testing was done through school. In school, they did an IQ test, academic testing, social pragmatics, evaluation from an OT that included handwriting, and more. His abilities at social comprehension came out significantly lower than the rest of his scores. In all the various tests. Obviousl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you get this as well?

Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 9:21 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 875


Yes. Son will talk about being afraid, but unable to talk about what scares him. Unwilling to talk to me about it? We now sit and talk for up to half an hour about anything else...black holes, plans for the next day, animals. I made a sleep pillow with rice, lavender, and hops. We warm it up for abo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not born with asperger's?

Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 9:14 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,229


From what I have read so far, AS is not as obvious in young children because verbal development is not impaired...it may be advanced. Physical development may not be obviously delayed, although some things like tying shoelaces, and throwing and catching balls may be. Running may be a little bit "off...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: One thing NTs sometimes do that I find mysterious

Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 9:09 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 3,706


Sometimes the impression of anxiety or depression comes from a combination of: the volume used to deliver the information the speed at which the information is spoken the lack or presence of facial expression any other "body language" present, intentional or not Of course, the influence of all four ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: "Could Your Child Homeschool If S/he Wanted To?"

Posted: 19 Mar 2008, 9:01 am 

Replies: 95
Views: 6,382


I have been seriously interested in homeschooling for many years now. My ex is dead-set against it. I have been told many times by friends and professionals that he could undermine my efforts. Having a son with AS who has been bullied, I think that having the opportunity to return to school and have...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Formal Complaint to School

Posted: 17 Mar 2008, 9:19 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,090


Cool. You've covered a lot and have dates and e-mails. Don't give up. Focus on the needs of your kids. Ok. Maybe I have a calculation problem going on here. 14 kids...16 if we include your two. Five days of school a week...maybe 6 hours a day...30 hours or so. Wow. That could break down to two hours...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: 504 vs. IEP?

Posted: 17 Mar 2008, 9:08 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 4,080


Another aspect of these plans is that the school has to provide the agreed upon services/accommodations.

Parents and teachers and administrators can talk about all kinds of things, but follow-up is not always what is should be...if it happens at all.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ADHD and Autism

Posted: 17 Mar 2008, 8:56 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 12,917


I was just reading about ADHD and AS. These quotes are from Deirdre Lovecky's book, Different Minds (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004) and are about children: "...the association of AS and AD/HD is quite high... Children with AS show severe impairments of social reciprocity, while those with AD/HD ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Pi Day. (Are you ready?)

Posted: 15 Mar 2008, 11:21 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,893


Happy Belated Pi Day to All! I made t-shirts for my elementary school kids. We took patriotic print fabric, cut out and attached pi's..."American Pi!" I started turning a sweatshirt into a jacket with an "Apple Pi" on the back. The electrician who was upgrading our electrical service cut power just ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Advice needed ASAP

Posted: 13 Mar 2008, 12:01 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,032


Please, please, please insist that this stop. Ask about zero-tolerance and bullying. Demand an end to the bullying. Please use the word "bullying." My son was/is a victim of bullying (two years worth), and ended up with post-traumatic stress disorder. The first staff member I reported this to ignore...
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