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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: At my wits' end over placement

Posted: 29 May 2014, 4:05 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 2,855


I think the thing that has been the most disturbing to me, in this whole experience, is how very willing the OTHER kids are... to be totally controlled behaviorally, to sit there silently and do worksheets for hours on end without a movement break, etc... what is going on? Is this really a good ide...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: At my wits' end over placement

 Post subject: Rambly, sorry
Posted: 28 May 2014, 3:33 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 2,855


I pulled both of my older boys out when they were half way through 1st and 2nd. I was going to wait until the end of the year, but the situation was just getting worse and worse. My oldest is a passive type HFA, who is always described as 'sweet'. The problem with him was not, not understanding the ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Biting

Posted: 28 May 2014, 12:14 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 893


At that age most of my son's conversation was echolalia script-driven. If we were lucky he pulled something from his database that answered the question correctly. Sometimes he would just have something with a keyword and it was the opposite. Is your son hyperlexic, too? No, he doesn't read yet. He...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Biting

 Post subject: Biting
Posted: 28 May 2014, 12:32 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 893


My son is 5 (turning 6 in a month). He is diagnosed as having Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety NOS, and 'come back next year we'll diagnose ASD, too bad you didn't get here while the DSM IV was in effect, he definitely meets the old Asperger's criteria'. The immediate problem is that for the las...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How do autistics think?

Posted: 11 Feb 2014, 11:33 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,126


I think to myself in conversation form. I always have. Often if it is something I am not sure about, then it is in the form of a debate with different internal voices holding the different sides. I often think to myself, "Let's do this." or Let's do that." This can't just be an autistic thing, or th...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Stop spinning!

 Post subject: Stop spinning!
Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 2:46 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,154


How do you deal with people who find your child's stimming annoying and something purely to be extinguished? Alternatively, how do you direct it toward something less dangerous/disruptive until the child is in a safe place? While I don't have a problem with him spinning, he has hurt himself doing it...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How do i get my child to not play with his feces?

Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 1:22 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 805


Mine was doing something similar, but he was five. He was always getting it under his fingernails (very gross), and then being mad when we scrubbed him down to get rid of it. He finally said that he thought his nails looked pretty. I bought him fingernail polish and painted his nails and it stopped ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: For all parents considering/doing autism therapy for child

Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 12:55 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,693


"obliviousness to some social cues and an inability to form a social-emotional dynamic with you " This would be the part that would give me pause on hiring. How well are you going to work with my child, who can be difficult on the best of days when you have no emotional attachment to temper reaction...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Transgender Aspergers Teen

Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 11:14 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 6,667


It's great that you are being open to him. I have trans friends (both AS and not) whose families are not at all supportive, and it wreaks havoc on their mental health.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Regression? And stress

Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 520


I think I most needed yesterday a safe place to say that. One of those times when I just got overwhelmed. I would like some help in trying to figure out what's going on with him though. The only new thing was Christmas break, which involved his brothers being home from school (stressful for all of u...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Regression? And stress

 Post subject: Regression? And stress
Posted: 29 Jan 2014, 9:36 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 520


Is there any age with older children (not the less than threes) that regression or serious escalation of autistic symptoms is common? It just seems like my five and a half yar old is going backwards. He has starting sucking his thumb and chewing on his fingers and lips--until he has his chin all red...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: did your child crawl and accept tummy time as a baby?

Posted: 16 Jan 2014, 11:36 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,438


My oldest (HFA) didn't have a lot of tummy time where he actually raised his head and looked around, because he had very low muscle tone. He would mostly just lay there looking whichever way we put him down. He couldn't properly hold his head up until he was about 6 1/2 months old. His upper body ha...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: So glad Christmas break is over and visual schedule programs

Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 1:54 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 3,806


I am so glad that Christmas break is over and big boys are back in school! I swore I'd never be that mom, and I homeschooled them for almost 6 years, and them being home all the time never bothered me. Now, even just the weekend and I am wishing to go back to the relative peace and quiet of only hav...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Aspartners: Questions

Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 11:35 am 

Replies: 168
Views: 10,365


Wow. I've been reading this thread and finally followed the last link Cube left and that site is even worse than I was imagining. What a cesspool!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Funeral ettiquette

Posted: 31 Dec 2013, 11:32 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 900


Well, I took him to my mom's dad's funeral a couple of years ago. Different side of the family. We were a lot closer, and it was unexpected. He was still two, I think, because it wasn't long before his birthday, so more leeway is given to younger kids. He did act up a little bit, but I don't think a...
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