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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NT's - Why do you come to this site?

Posted: 01 Jul 2012, 3:38 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 6,842

I originally signed on so that I could learn firsthand what may be going through my son's head because sometimes he is very un-communicative. Because of this contact, I learned a great deal and became a better parent. My son is more or less happy and thriving thanks in large part to this community. ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Court Ruling in Florida Requires Medicaid to Cover ABA

Posted: 07 Apr 2012, 12:33 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 415

There was a recent court ruling in Florida that requires Medicaid to cover ABA for children on the spectrum. I thought that sounded like good news. Thoughts?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: DSM-V

Posted: 07 Apr 2012, 12:09 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 3,490


MomofThree1975 wrote:
The only label I care about is the label that gives me the most services.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Dad's Intuition, does it exist? Noonelse thinks so! HELP!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 10:33 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,996

momsparky wrote:
Freakin' brilliant.

I always appreciate when you are around, DenvrDave - I've learned a lot from you! Thanks!

Thanks very much momsparky. Keep that up and I may stick around awhile :wink:

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: written by a teenager with Asperger's

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 10:22 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,189

I loved it :) And I agree with everything. Thanks so much for sharing.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Dad's Intuition, does it exist? Noonelse thinks so! HELP!

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 6:34 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,996

From one dad to another: 1. Don't freak out. 2. Practice relaxation techniques. 3. Trust your intuition. 4. Keep a journal. 5. Continually educate yourself. 6. Consider medical doctors as consultants...ask them a lot of questions then make your own decisions. You know your child better than any doct...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A Curious Incident of A Dog at Nighttime

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 6:17 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 6,944

Overall I really liked the book, because it helped me understand my son better and it therefore has helped him too. I really appreciated the first-person point-of-view, and it helped me imagine what it might be like to perceive the world through ASD eyes. It reminded me that we all have an inner wor...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Time question

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 5:52 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,833

dizzywater wrote:
I did exams quickly as possible, then went back over them to the questions I'd missed.

Thanks dizzywater, your input/insight is very important and helpful. I like this ^. We may try it :)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Time question

Posted: 01 Apr 2012, 10:59 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,833

Thanks everyone, for your thoughtful replies. For those who find it challenging to keep track of time, do you use any strategies to help with daily organization? Any suggestions? This is in regard to my son who, for example, struggles with keeping track of time during school tests...tends to spend t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Time question

 Post subject: Time question
Posted: 01 Apr 2012, 3:07 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,833

Question for people on the spectrum: Do you find it difficult to read a clock with hands and, if so, can you describe why? Related question: Do you find it difficult keeping track of time? Thanks all. :)

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: sleep disturbances

Posted: 03 Nov 2011, 10:50 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,050

My son had sleep disturbances all through his childhood, and he woke up a lot. He was also fatigued much of the time and that, I believe, contributed to or made worse his inattentativeness. We finally had him tested at age 11 and he was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Based on this, we had h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My life with Asperger's (YouTube)

Posted: 03 Nov 2011, 10:41 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 956

Great video! Thanks for sharing :D

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: IEP?

Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,078

Whether public school is a bad idea or not depends on the individual characteristics of the child, and the school district. You can learn all about IEPs here: ... on_Program

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: I need your advice about a situation with my son.

Posted: 24 Sep 2011, 2:51 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,558

Hi Glider, I've been away for some time and am just recently getting caught up. I can relate to your dilemma and find myself in similar situations as I also have a 15 year old son who is trying to survive the craziness of high school. I would like to share a story of my own, and maybe this can help ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: i really need ethical advice... now

Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 11:41 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,437

I would be there for him, without a doubt, no matter what. You're still his parent like it or not.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 5:15 pm 

Replies: 2,506
Views: 746,699

but i have to know what does it feel like to have empathy? Its like feeling ___________ (fill in the blank with an emotion) on behalf of somebody else. So it really doesn't feel any different than the feelings you already have. For example, if your pet passes away, you might feel sad. Empathy is, w...
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