• How can I as an adult get tested for autism?

    When I was young my parents were notified by my school that I may have autism. My parents didn’t want to have an autistic son even if it wasn’t the stereotypical type of autism. Now it’s come to the point that there’s something definitely wrong and it’s getting in the way of my life but I have no reason to tell... show more
    When I was young my parents were notified by my school that I may have autism. My parents didn’t want to have an autistic son even if it wasn’t the stereotypical type of autism. Now it’s come to the point that there’s something definitely wrong and it’s getting in the way of my life but I have no reason to tell people why. I need help.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Son can’t and won’t take medication he needs?

    I have a 12 year old autistic son that has medication that he NEEDS. He refuses to take it and it’s got to the point where he’ll search every bit of food because I have put it in his food in the past out of desperation. I’m out of ideas on how to sneak his pill form medication into his food without him realising.... show more
    I have a 12 year old autistic son that has medication that he NEEDS. He refuses to take it and it’s got to the point where he’ll search every bit of food because I have put it in his food in the past out of desperation. I’m out of ideas on how to sneak his pill form medication into his food without him realising. This cannot be crushed up or dissolved in water. Please somebody give me a humane solution!
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How strong is the memory of a low-functioning autistic child?

    It seems difficult to teach a low-functioning autistic child as one would to a typical child, but they are also able to remember much about some things that they like, such as repeating quotes from cartoons. How much do you think that kind of child can remember?
    It seems difficult to teach a low-functioning autistic child as one would to a typical child, but they are also able to remember much about some things that they like, such as repeating quotes from cartoons. How much do you think that kind of child can remember?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do people with special needs or disabilities more often get blocked from Facebook groups than people without disabilities?

    a) yes b) no When you answer, can you give me an explanation?
    a) yes b) no When you answer, can you give me an explanation?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I don't have any ADHD medication and I'm taking the SAT tomorrow, please help!?

    With severe test anxiety and panic, I need a lot of help focusing for the test and I have no idea how to stay focused during the test and my parents won't let me get any over-the-counter medication today, any ideas? Help!
    With severe test anxiety and panic, I need a lot of help focusing for the test and I have no idea how to stay focused during the test and my parents won't let me get any over-the-counter medication today, any ideas? Help!
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What should I do about my 11 year old slapping me a bunch of times. He is autistic and I am sore from having my skin slapped.?

    Best answer: Try to calm him down
    Best answer: Try to calm him down
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why would a teacher aide force my autistic son in a box and close the lid and he hates it and also put a blanket over his face?

    Best answer: since it happened a while ago, the story will be less accurate. he probably meant SENSORY play, but for a child that doesn't like it, it would have to be limited to want they could tolerate without being too uncomfortable to get them accustomed to sensory input. for example, if he could tolerate being in the... show more
    Best answer: since it happened a while ago, the story will be less accurate. he probably meant SENSORY play, but for a child that doesn't like it, it would have to be limited to want they could tolerate without being too uncomfortable to get them accustomed to sensory input.
    for example, if he could tolerate being in the box, combine it with a language activity where he is prompted to say 'open' with words, pictures, gestures, big mac switch.. then maybe he can tolerate it being partially closed while he says open and it is immediately opened...and then may be all the way closed...it has to be small steps.

    GOOD ABA IS NOT INHERENTLY ABUSIVE...problem is most therapists are poorly trained and rigid. When i did ABA, i worked on useful and desired skills. one child was working on car play, he suddenly became very upset, i tried a few times, but he still got upset...so we changed it up....we used cars to teach 'no' and the appropriate way to communicate without a tantrum.

    some things do need to be taught...labels for objects, emotions, etc and how to communicate as well as self care and it is not abusive to teach that.

    EVERYONE needs to do things they don't like...it is not abusive to teach needed skills...many people hated math and wish they weren't forced to learn it....
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is there a way I can get out of going to gym class because I'm autistic?

    Okay so I'm autistic and in 8th grade and I've been homeschooled for about a year and I would like to go back to public school next year but the only thing that stops me is gym class because doing all of those activities cause me panic attacks and scares me cause it's loud and I'm put on the spot... show more
    Okay so I'm autistic and in 8th grade and I've been homeschooled for about a year and I would like to go back to public school next year but the only thing that stops me is gym class because doing all of those activities cause me panic attacks and scares me cause it's loud and I'm put on the spot when we do activities? Is there a way that I can get out of doing gym class and take a block class or something
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Tips on helping a child with autism.?

    So I'm 14, and my moms bf's nephew is moving in with us because his mom isn't able (personal reasons). I have to help him with school, like showing him his classes and ensuring his grades are good and also helping. My family thinks this is a good opportunity to get his education in track because... show more
    So I'm 14, and my moms bf's nephew is moving in with us because his mom isn't able (personal reasons). I have to help him with school, like showing him his classes and ensuring his grades are good and also helping. My family thinks this is a good opportunity to get his education in track because he's starting middle school and his mom barely ever took him to school. My school isn't really like others, its a very good school but it requires very hard work and I dont want him to feel pressured. He was (probably near low-functioning) autism and ADHD. He has behavioral, learning, and speech problems. His mom allows/ed him to curse and he's gained this whole "bad kid" rep and I dont want him to get made fun of at school, I already do enough. Any tips on how I can help manage his behavior and ensure kids at school won't pick on him? He's in 6th grade and I'm in 8th. My mom and her bf are always busy, so he doesn't have a parental figure and he's kind of similar to an 8 year old, his mom neglects him and I want him to have someone to help him with school and such. I just get so frustrated so easily because I'm not used to being around people with such bad behavioral issues. Help?
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Dyslexia Questions? 9 year old son possible dyslexia.?

    We can spend hours with him on a spelling test, he knows it when he walks out the door, he will come home and say mom I did amazing on that spelling test with confidence, and he actually flunked it. Reading is a hassle, he will get very fidgety and do whatever it takes not to read, if I can get him calm he... show more
    We can spend hours with him on a spelling test, he knows it when he walks out the door, he will come home and say mom I did amazing on that spelling test with confidence, and he actually flunked it. Reading is a hassle, he will get very fidgety and do whatever it takes not to read, if I can get him calm he actually reads ok but I do notice he will make words up or skip them all together, his independent writing is a nightmare. My dad actually had dyslexia. The school tested my son and they said he didn't have it, but I have my doubts.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Where do autistic adults live when their parents die?

    Being the brother of an autistic adult this is the question nobody wants to ask but terrifies everybody
    Being the brother of an autistic adult this is the question nobody wants to ask but terrifies everybody
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Questions regarding blind child?

    Does a blind 2 year old child like to go outdoors? Would they cry or feel uncomfortable as there are alot of things out there that they are unfamiliar with? Do parents prefer to bring a blind child outdoors to learn about different tactiles or indoors? Thank you in advance!
    Does a blind 2 year old child like to go outdoors? Would they cry or feel uncomfortable as there are alot of things out there that they are unfamiliar with? Do parents prefer to bring a blind child outdoors to learn about different tactiles or indoors? Thank you in advance!
    5 answers · 1 month ago