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Discussions => Family => Special Needs/Disability Support => Topic started by: TheLadyAmalthea on May 25, 2018, 06:19:59 am

Title: Thanks!
Post by: TheLadyAmalthea on May 25, 2018, 06:19:59 am
Hey, thanks for starting this group/ area of discussion for special needs. My son is 10 and has autism. Itís hard. Itís not the kind of autism thatís shown on tv either... Anyway, thanks again!!
Title: Re: Thanks!
Post by: PiscesFishy on May 25, 2018, 11:13:08 am
Hey, thanks for starting this group/ area of discussion for special needs. My son is 10 and has autism. Itís hard. Itís not the kind of autism thatís shown on tv either... Anyway, thanks again!!

Youre welcome. Being a mother of children on the spectrum it is an issue very important to me.
Title: Re: Thanks!
Post by: Mater-three on May 25, 2018, 08:01:42 pm
Iím just here to say, my little(not so little anymore) guy has low functioning autism as well.
Title: Re: Thanks!
Post by: TheLadyAmalthea on May 25, 2018, 10:21:08 pm
Itís always nice to know youíre not alone!
Title: Re: Thanks!
Post by: PiscesFishy on May 25, 2018, 11:09:35 pm
Itís always nice to know youíre not alone!
Exactly.
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Post by: Ocuw9i on May 26, 2018, 03:55:40 am
I have a son who I think is pretty high functioning. In theory, we are being trained how to incorporate the principles of behavior analysis into everyday life and apply them when necessary with him. In practice, I forget more than I learn. But the purpose of the training is to end his intensive behavioral services. I think this is their way of saying he's doing well.
Title: Re: Thanks!
Post by: Coleysmama on May 26, 2018, 02:53:46 pm
Ah, you must be talking about the quirky, fun autism they show on tv. That doesn't exist in my family either.  While very verbal, my 10 year old is considered to be moderate to severe on the spectrum.
Title: Re: Thanks!
Post by: Reaandiziesmama on May 27, 2018, 09:47:24 pm
My ds doesn't have asd  but does have adhd, GAD,  and dmdd. He's bussed an hour away because our local school didn't have an appropriate placement. He's unpredictable and explosive.  He's medicated at 10 and in behavior therapy. I never know what kid I'm going to get. It's hard and I'm in it all alone.

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Title: Re: Thanks!
Post by: StarLight23 on June 05, 2018, 09:47:46 pm
Mine is very high functioning and I guess you'd never know he was non-verbal for a while because he's more than made up for it!
I can still see where he has social difficulties, but it happens.