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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Texas: 2 State Autism Bills Need Support in Legislature

Posted: 21 May 2013, 4:23 pm 

Replies: 1
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Both of the bills just passed! Unless the governor decides to veto, Texas has got two new autism laws to improve insurance coverage! The states tend to copy each other's autism laws, so hopefully these laws will spread. (This is not to say everyone should move to Texas, by any means. There are waiti...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Parents w/ low functioning kids - what skills to focus on ?

Posted: 21 May 2013, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 4,404


Without reading everyone's replies, I think that it is very important to focus on speech because it is generally considered more difficult to make progress once the child is past the age of 4 if the child is completely nonverbal at that age. That being said, there is a large, recent, longitudinal st...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Texas: 2 State Autism Bills Need Support in Legislature

Posted: 20 May 2013, 9:58 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1,141


With the help of lobbying by parents, legislators in Texas have managed to get 2 bills for more private insurance autism coverage up for votes this week! In Texas, private insurance companies are required to provide autism coverage until a child's tenth birthday. Senate Bill 1484, would lift the age...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism Charities Getting Whipped by Animal Rescue Charities

Posted: 09 Sep 2012, 4:59 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 1,014


https://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving/app_162065369655 Using the above link, you can vote 2 times for free for your favorite local charity with facebook.com. I have two boys on the spectrum and a history of Asperger's myself, and it is frustrating to see that the autism charities are not mak...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 11:30 am 

Replies: 1,744
Views: 230,114


http://weareaustin.com/news/top-stories/stories/swimming-classes-tailored-autistic-children-3755.shtml?wap=0 My younger son, who'll be five in October, was filmed as part of this local news story (which contains a commercial at the beginning and takes a while to load if you have DSL). Anyway, he is ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 7:57 am 

Replies: 1,744
Views: 230,114


Yeterday I had a friend's son (age 7) asked if he could have a play date with my son...(he has not met him yet.) I was not sure what to say...my son still does not interact with other kids at all. Any suggestions? I would probably have to work out something they can do together that my son likes, s...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 07 May 2012, 10:47 am 

Replies: 1,744
Views: 230,114


I hope that everything is going well with everyone. My younger is son is doing well on his increased dose of Prozac (40 mg/day) --more relaxed and the potty training going well. He also takes .1 mg/night of Clonidine. My older son is also doing a little better now that he has added 1 mg/day of Intun...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 23 Apr 2012, 6:03 am 

Replies: 1,744
Views: 230,114


I hope that you all do not mind me telling you about things that I've used successfully with my kids. I think that it is absolutely wonderful that the kids are making progress with asking questions! No feel free, that's what a forum is for, to freely exchange ideas in a friendly congenial manner. M...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 9:09 pm 

Replies: 1,744
Views: 230,114


Progress update: My son started asking me "what is this?" questions for the first time last night (bags of beans and lentils and twist-ties from the kitchen) and he was playing with a drawing game on Nick Jr. and opened a text box and unprompted he typed in "mom"! :D I'm going to see if I can get h...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 7:07 am 

Replies: 1,744
Views: 230,114


Washi, I see your point, but in this country there aren't a lot of options. If we kick him out of our school - a private Montessori preschool where we can be flexible and work with him however we need to (though we really do need more help, and therefore a diagnosis) - he will end up in another sch...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 11:48 am 

Replies: 1,744
Views: 230,114


I'm afraid the denial is due to other reasons which are far more complicated and difficult to solve. You can see the details in the thread I made in this forum, the "asperger or classic autism?" one. The short version is, it has to do with the cultural background and the history of this country. An...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 6:59 am 

Replies: 1,744
Views: 230,114


I hope this is an okay place to post this question. My colleagues and I (preschool teacher) are trying to persuade the mother of a 3-year-old boy in my class to take him to get properly evaluated and diagnosed. I have AS and I recognized autism in him right away, but much more severe than what I ha...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Text to Speech, Translator, Games, and Fun on Free Website

Posted: 18 Apr 2012, 6:01 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 492


http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Interactive_Language_Fun.html I've just added three Text to Speech widgets to my free website on the above webpage. (Google Translator does both TTS and translation and is best for longer translations). One of them comes with an avatar, and my kids like makin...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New to WP

Posted: 15 Apr 2012, 10:07 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 888


Thanks, that's a really great website - the Yale videos are really fascinating - it's soo helpful having access to these resources. I've recently read about a computer program called "secret agent society" - anyone with an opinion on the quality of this program? http://www.sst-institute.net/us/pare...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Advice needed, severe hyperactivity.

Posted: 14 Apr 2012, 3:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,073


Thank you for the information. I'll have to look at it more from, can't see the videos from work. We have been working with her on speech for over 2 years now at home I just wanted to add that we had tried a few medications for her that were prescribed by her neurologist. The first was Paxil, and s...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New to WP

Posted: 14 Apr 2012, 2:47 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 888


http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Home_Page.html Welcome to WP! You might want to check out my free website--over 400 web pages of free videos, power points, flashcards, links, etc., for both kids on the spectrum and their parents. The stuff for mom and dad is mainly on the left side bar, and...
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