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Intestinal and Gut Issues

Post | May 12, 2015

Not long ago, this area was “off the radar” for families dealing with Autism. Today, we realize that Intestinal and Gut issues could be impacting a huge sub set of the autistic community. Tell us what you’ve discovered. But if you haven’t heard much about this, check out this interview with Dr. Tim Buie, one More

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05/12/2015 03:13:57 pm

Behaviors

Post | May 12, 2015

Our kids difficult behaviors are wide ranging–Aggression, Biting, Head-banging Stimming, Tantrums–the list goes on! The good news is that the AutismCare Community is here to help. Let us know what you’re dealing with, and the Community will respond with suggestions. Experts will weigh in, but sometimes the most valuable advice will come from parents who More

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05/12/2015 03:13:17 pm

Autism and Testing

Post | May 12, 2015

So much to consider here–you might be wondering where to take your child for his or her initial testing and diagnosis. Or maybe you want to hear the latest on prenatal screening and genetic testing. Whatever your concern or question, let us know.

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05/12/2015 03:11:19 pm

Welcome to the Home Forum

Post | August 20, 2014

Whether you are a user, caregiver, practitioner or school, feel free to enter your general questions here. Others might have an answer.

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08/20/2014 10:03:46 am

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Finding the right school for your teenage child

Post | May 12, 2015

As our kids get into their teens, how do we find the right school for them? Some of our kids may be preparing for college, but need special services to assist them with the next step. Other kids may be in a whole different situation, and need a program that will simply prepare them for More

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05/12/2015 03:22:30 pm

Eligibility for Special Services

Post | May 12, 2015

As your child will soon be of school age, what kind of special services does he or she qualify for? And what do you need to know as you begin the process of evaluations, and advocating for your child? Let us know your questions, and you’ll soon get some answers!

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05/12/2015 03:21:53 pm

Finding the right school for your elementary school age child

Post | May 12, 2015

Our kids conditions and needs vary so much more than other kids, how do we find the right elementary school. Check out this forum for tips and related questions from Educators and other families.

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05/12/2015 03:21:29 pm

Welcome to Schools

Post | August 20, 2014

Whether you are a user, caregiver, practitioner or school, feel free to enter your school questions here. Others might have an answer.

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08/20/2014 10:06:59 am

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Finding the Right Dentist

Post | May 12, 2015

Many dentists are simply untrained or unable to treat many of our children. But others have the training and experience to make our kids’s visits to the dentist a success. AutismCare is putting together a database of such dentists; so check out the profiles on our Practitioner pages. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or More

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05/12/2015 04:55:34 pm

Applied Behavioral Analysis

Post | May 12, 2015

Applied Behavioral Analysis(ABA) is an approach that helps autistic children develop skills such as looking, listening, imitating–and in some cases reading and conversing! This learning and development strategy utilizes rewards, drills and data, and generally requires a mix of specially-trained therapists, home aids and caregivers to maximize daily and weekly training. If you’re interested in More

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05/12/2015 04:52:27 pm

Speech Therapy

Post | May 12, 2015

Our kids have a wide range of communication challenges. Some can’t speak at all, while other talk non-stop, but have trouble engaging in “two way” conversation. To help you with these challenges, seek out a certified speech therapist within our Practitioner pages. Meanwhile, if you’ve had experiences with speech therapy, or any questions in this More

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05/12/2015 04:51:26 pm

Occupational Therapy

Post | May 12, 2015

Occupational Therapy helps autistic children who have difficulty with sensory information, such as textures, sounds, smells and tastes, movements. These difficulties affect anywhere from 40-90% of our kids, and lead to behaviors like self-injury, aggression and stereotypic motor movements(stimming). Check out our “Sensory and Behavior Integration” page to find out more, and be sure to More

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05/12/2015 04:48:17 pm

Pediatric doctor in Chicago, IL

Post | April 1, 2015

Can anyone recommend a Ped who has strong understanding about autism and ADHD, I have a 5 year old boy who…

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04/01/2015 11:33:23 am

Welcome to Clinicians

Post | August 20, 2014

Whether you are a user, caregiver, practitioner or school, feel free to enter your questions about doctors/practitioners here. Others might have an answer.

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08/20/2014 10:05:30 am

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Sleep medications–what works best?

Post | May 12, 2015

The day time can be difficult enough, and yet so many of our kids won’t sleep through the night? What sleep medications have you tried? Which worked, and which didn’t?

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05/12/2015 03:17:08 pm

Buspirone

Post | May 12, 2015

Some families have found Buspirone to be the “magic” drug from controlling anxiety and difficult behaviors. What’s your experience been with this medication?

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05/12/2015 03:16:17 pm

Depakote and Abilify

Post | May 12, 2015

Depakote and Abilify have been shown to be two of the most successful medications for managing difficult behaviors, although there may be concerns about side effects. What’s your experience with these medications?

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05/12/2015 03:15:42 pm

Welcome to Medicines

Post | August 20, 2014

Whether you are a user, caregiver, practitioner or school, feel free to enter your questions about medicines here. Others might have an answer.

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08/20/2014 10:06:22 am

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Sibling Issues

Post | May 13, 2015

Taking care of a child with autism is a massive challenge that often leaves little time or energy for our other kids. And because they seem so much “easier” than our autistic child, it’s understandable that we assume that “everything’s ok.” But for the siblings, things below the surface may be more difficult than they More

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05/13/2015 09:53:36 am

Vacations

Post | May 13, 2015

Everyone needs a break sometime–especially families dealing with autism! Tell us about your travel experiences, and which places and companies help families like ours (and which don’t!). Also, we know that sometimes a real vacation is an escape from the realities that we’re dealing with at home. So put together a team of Caregivers you More

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05/13/2015 09:53:09 am

Employment for those with Autism

Post | May 13, 2015

We all want our kids to have satisfying, happy lives, and finding the right employment opportunities will be a critical part of making this happen. Use this forum to ask questions, and talk about your experiences helping your kids(or yourself if you’re an adult with autism!) find employment. Or tell us about what it takes More

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05/13/2015 09:52:06 am

Welcome to Other topics

Post | August 20, 2014

Whether you are a user, caregiver, practitioner or school, feel free to enter your questions here regarding anything else about autism. Others might have an answer.

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08/20/2014 10:08:32 am

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