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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 48 year old CNN manager has aspergers

Posted: 02 Apr 2008, 11:02 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,198


That link is taking me to a autism v. vaccine link study?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Is it possible to encourage a different stim?

Posted: 01 Apr 2008, 12:58 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,052


I don't have very specific solutions but, overall, yes, we've had some success getting my son to alter some stims. What you have to find is a substitute he finds equally satisfying, and finding that will require an on-going conversation with your child. For chewing my son now selects straws, instead...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Bye bye twins day

 Post subject: Bye bye twins day
Posted: 01 Apr 2008, 12:50 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,005


One of the special days the student council at my son's school picks is called twin's day. Where children can dress alike with a friend, etc. Many of the kids find it to be a blast - my daughter and her friend had a great time planning. But after my AS son couldn't sleep the night before, getting mo...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: headbutting, son pushing his head against me and squeezing

Posted: 01 Apr 2008, 12:43 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 14,080


I would suggest that something is really stressing him at school. Hitting teachers, now harming himself, would all seem to me to be signs of sensory overload. I would explore with the teachers exactly when these behaviors are occurring in the hopes of identifying and then mitigating the triggers. An...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: *"The Internet : Dangerous ?"*

Posted: 01 Apr 2008, 12:38 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,547


Been thinking that perhaps one reason for the increasing worry, concern, even hysteria, about internet use by children is that parents can see that something is "wrong"; that children are increasingly passive, increasingly irresponsible, alienated from adult concerns, from society; that they are of...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: odd accents

Posted: 01 Apr 2008, 12:30 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 3,697


My son has his own invented voice. Which my husband finds highly annoying (we believe my husband is ASD and, thus, has his own senosry issues). My son says it makes him happy to use weird voices. However, he can control it, as long as he isn't under a lot of stress. One of the many ways of knowing h...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: headbutting, son pushing his head against me and squeezing

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 4:27 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 14,080


My son has been known to head-butt, but I've found that this and all other stims go down dramatically now that I give him free reign with the one "stim" he wants most: pacing. Now you mention pacing, I have noticed that our son has started walking round in circles around a person when anxious. He j...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How can I help my kid to understand simple stuff?

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 4:22 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,268


My son would want to know the exact, scientific reason that the tummy growls. Also, I get the impression that your son is not satisfied with the remedy you propose. He's probably thinking, well, I don't want to eat right now, and is figuring that it is his body and geez doesn't he have some control ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Self injurious behavior

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 3:35 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,101


Thanks for sharing that. I've noticed that my son does best when his dad and I can stay calm. The problem is ... heck, we're human, lol. We get angry and frustrated, too. HOWEVER, I try to get ahold of myself as quickly as possible and say verbally that this is ME, my needs, and NOT him. That level ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: headbutting, son pushing his head against me and squeezing

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 3:28 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 14,080


My son has been known to head-butt, but I've found that this and all other stims go down dramatically now that I give him free reign with the one "stim" he wants most: pacing. Wall to wall, crashing into the furniture and turning around. Yep, we're giving up on ever having decent furniture, and lett...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Not too happy

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 1:39 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 954


Have you tried sleeping with him? When my son couldn't sleep, I found that sleeping in his bed, with him knowing he also had to stay in bed, was my ticket to actually getting some sleep. No, it did not become a permanent bad habit. He grew out of it. But, still, it doesn't always work. The needs of ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: younger NT siblings mimic As behaviour???

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 1:25 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,414


I can't believe that there's still doctors out there that will withhold an AS diagnosis because someone is "social". I was "social" as a child (a bit awkward, yes, but I still was able to talk to people), and I was diagnosed AS. Of course, my mother had to shop for doctors (back in the late 1980s, ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: younger NT siblings mimic As behaviour???

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 1:20 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,414


My NT daughter definitely mimics some of her brother's behaviors. She looks up to him, she has always admired him, so I think it's natural. And, well, she is aware enough to know that my son gets certain accomodations from us and from school, and she would like those, too. Shoot, what child would NO...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Is WP safe for kids?

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 1:13 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,452


My son hasn't shown any interest in joining, but I wouldn't object. I think at his age monitoring ALL internet usage is important, I don't care how safe it seems, I want a general sense of where he is going, what he is saying, what he is reading, and what he is doing. So far, he hasn't ventured anyw...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: MMR Autism Doctor Denies Submitting Kids To Painful Tests

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 12:40 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,325


I agree. I hope more research will be done so that separate labels can be given based on the different causes. I like agreement :D The main offsetting factor on additional research, however, is going to be, "at what cost?" Not financial, but emotional, for the children and families that are needed ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: MMR Autism Doctor Denies Submitting Kids To Painful Tests

Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 12:38 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,325


Good news. I found the article still listed at another newspaper, also in the UK as the US media appears to censor articles that don't agree with their agenda. The research by Dr. Krigsman provides more evidence that the MMR vaccine causes measles in children that can lead to autism and serious bow...
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