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 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Teenagers, Autism, Depression , Anxiety -- possible triggers

Posted: 27 Jun 2017, 11:03 am 

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I could really use some advice and/or help, on behalf of my Eldest son. There are some triggers involved in what follows, as things have been really rough. He's thirteen years old. He has Austism, ADHD, Pragmatic Speech Disorder, Dysgraphia...and, most importantly right now, severe anxiety and depre...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Making it clear that Autistic kids are particularly welcome?

Posted: 09 Jun 2017, 2:33 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 617


Thank you for your responses, everyone. This is exactly the sort of feedback that I was hoping for. To respond to a few points in particular.... SocOfAutism , bunnyb , in recent weeks, I've been rethinking a lot of the things that I've been doing, with greater inclusivity in mind. One of our other p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Making it clear that Autistic kids are particularly welcome?

Posted: 04 Jun 2017, 1:53 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 617


Let me begin with a quick introduction: I'm a children's librarian, and an NT father to two autistic kids, aged nine and thirteen. For the past few years, driven largely by what I've seen my eldest dealing with, I've been hosting a social program at my library to bring together autistic kids and tee...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: A question of etiquette.

Posted: 04 Jun 2017, 12:32 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 247


Thank you -- I'll get a post up in General shortly.

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: A question of etiquette.

 Post subject: A question of etiquette.
Posted: 31 May 2017, 6:54 pm 

Replies: 2
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I am a librarian, parent to two autistic kids, who's looking for some feedback about a gaming club that I'm creating. I'm specifically looking to appeal to kids and teens who have difficulty making/keeping friends, be that because of autism, tourettes, or general introversion. I'm hoping to get some...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Creating a social group for adolescents and teens

Posted: 22 Apr 2015, 3:23 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 757


Well, that actually works out. I was thinking of starting something similar on my campus, and it would be awkward with two Mumble Clubs around. :lol: It depends who your target audience is, both now and in the future. If you want to appeal to high schoolers, I can guarantee you that the majority of...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Creating a social group for adolescents and teens

Posted: 21 Apr 2015, 5:27 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 757


Sino wrote:
"Mumble Club", perhaps?


It lacks a certain gravitas....

Having just asked Eldest, his suggestion was "Autism is Awesome, and So Are You"...which, honestly, ain't bad.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Creating a social group for adolescents and teens

Posted: 21 Apr 2015, 3:13 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 757


(I am not entirely certain that this is the right forum for this, so if there's somewhere it would be a better fit please let me know....) My eldest son is ten, on the spectrum, and has very very few friends. He's an extremely social kid, very outgoing and extroverted (very much the opposite of myse...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Advertising an ASD Storytime

Posted: 08 Nov 2014, 9:33 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 815


I am setting up a storytime at the public library branch where I work, and it is going to be meant for ASD kids. Both of my boys are on the spectrum, and while there are still some supplies that I need to obtain I do feel that I know what I'm getting into. I could use some advice, though, on how bes...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Strattera? Any experiences?

Posted: 04 Nov 2013, 4:46 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2,372


We have been moving slow, believe me. We first saw this doctor back in early August, and he wanted to see the report from his teacher before we took any kind of pharmaceutical action. The target right now is to help with his impulsiveness, which is both dangerous (he STILL doesn't look before crossi...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Strattera? Any experiences?

 Post subject: Strattera? Any experiences?
Posted: 02 Nov 2013, 3:47 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2,372


Eldest (9 yrs) has been struggling more, at school and at home. And I'm starting to see more of the *why* of it. After an incident of roughhousing with his brother left the little one wailing (an accidental head butt; no lasting damage), he was in a semi-panicked state, and suggested that he go to h...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Not eating lunch at school

Posted: 02 Nov 2013, 3:35 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,472


I spoke to his teacher yesterday; she's going to check in on him at lunch next week, and see what he's doing that isn't eating. Honestly, there's a part of me that hopes that he's too busy socializing to eat. Even if he was, he'd never tell me. I will check with her regarding snacks as well; that's ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Not eating lunch at school

 Post subject: Not eating lunch at school
Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 11:32 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,472


Youngest is a small kid. He had GERD when he was a baby, which led to a lot of pain and sleepless nights, and ultimately a "failure to thrive" diagnosis. He's five now, and in Kindergarten. Still quite small for his age. And he doesn't eat. There's a fairly limited list of what Youngest will eat, wh...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Food Issues, School Lunches, and General Pickiness

Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 12:14 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 8,121


With me, it's sweet potatoes. I can't even think about those things now without feeling ill. Off topic: Just wondering, with your oldest who is bigger have you ever had people treat him harshly for his age, due to them thinking he is older? I got that a lot when my two oldest (both very, very tall) ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Food Issues, School Lunches, and General Pickiness

Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 8:55 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 8,121


Like I said, I'm not going to *force* him to eat anything. That's just the absolute worst thing to do. Getting him to *try* things, though...that's harder than it needs to be. The rice crispy treat debacle on his brother's birthday was a fine example -- he's never had them, insisted that they were a...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Food Issues, School Lunches, and General Pickiness

Posted: 30 Jul 2013, 9:36 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 8,121


Yougest is 5, has ASD, and is small for his age. He's in the 38% for height/weight, which isn't too bad, but at his well visit we discovered that he's gained 3 pounds in the past year. That concerns me. The doctor wasn't worried, and he's otherwise very healthy, but the fact of the matter is that hi...
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