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Board: Autism Spectrum 01-07-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,538
Posted By Mira11
Re: baby how signs of autism

It is true that all kids are different and your one year old may not be the huggy type. What I would suggest is asking your pediatrician what he/she thinks - they will be able to focus in more on...
Board: Autism Spectrum 12-05-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,286
Posted By Mira11
Re: How is it that hes just a carrier?

I think that fragile x has a lot of behavioral symptoms - did the dr. ask you questions about behavior? Perhaps the dr. felt that your son did not fit the behavioral definition of fragile x. I...
Board: Autism Spectrum 12-04-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,357
Posted By Mira11
Re: OCD and Autism

I don't have personal experience with my son with what you describe but I agree it does sound like he is locked into this obsession about counting and that it is changing the other interests and...
Board: Autism Spectrum 12-04-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,555
Posted By Mira11
Re: shoud I worry?

I do not think that laughing like this alone is a reason to be concerned. Does he have eye contact with you or does he avert his eyes away when someone is talking to him? Does he have oversensitivity...
Board: Autism Spectrum 11-17-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,819
Posted By Mira11
Re: Potty training when you're Auti is almost 5

it sounds like he is in the process of getting used to something very new and different to him. is he drinking enough? make sure he does get enough liquids so he can get the "practice" that he needs....
Board: Autism Spectrum 11-16-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,648
Posted By Mira11
Re: Adult Day Programs for my brother?

Hi - Have you consulted with the teachers and especially the counselors in his high school program? They are the ones that usually have the information you would need about these kind of programs. ...
Board: Autism Spectrum 11-14-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 44,136
Posted By Mira11
Re: Autism Signs In Baby?

Hi - As you probably know it is very hard to tell in such a young baby. However, what I would do is take your list to your pediatrican at the next visit and sit down with them to discuss what you...
Board: Autism Spectrum 10-21-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mira11
Re: Does this sound like autism?

Hi - 2.5 years is not too young for a diagnosis. I would also suggest asking your local school district about programs for pre-schoolers in language and social interaction. Your pediatrician may...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 10-12-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,592
Posted By Mira11
Re: Could I have aspergers?

Hi Nickin - Some of the symptoms you describe could sound like Asperger's; but what I would reccommend is an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation for a diagnosis. Then you will know...
Board: Autism Spectrum 10-10-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,718
Posted By Mira11
Re: Help!

I see you live in New Jersey and I think that ABA (applied behavioral analysis) is big in NJ. Look up "applied behavioral analysis programs in New Jersey" on google or whatever search engine you...
Board: Autism Spectrum 10-08-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,533
Posted By Mira11
Re: Undiagnosed, Not understood

Sadly many parents over the years have come across teachers like the one you have who just cannot see eye to eye and respect the knowledge that the parent has of their own child. It sounds like your...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-28-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,945
Posted By Mira11
Re: autism and new babies

Be cautious about the noise level from the crying of the babies and how it is affecting your nephew. Sound sensitivity is very common - maybe consider some sort of white sound machine for his room...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-28-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mira11
Re: Autism

Lila and Kothai - Actually 100 mg. of zoloft IS a high dose. You wouldn't want him going any higher as the side effects (dry eyes, dry mouth, constipation) would be very difficult to deal with.
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Board: Autism Spectrum 09-26-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,011
Posted By Mira11
Re: Yay! My Teenager Is Off All Medication!!!

So glad to hear your news. My son is on meds and they have been incredibly helpful for him but if he didn't need them, I would feel just like you do!!
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-26-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,536
Posted By Mira11
Re: Is it really HFA?

Hi - I would strongly reccomend having your daughter evaluated by a child neurologist or child psychiatrist to get a complete picture. It sounds like she might have Asperger's or ADD with sensory...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-26-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Pdd
Views: 3,631
Posted By Mira11
Re: Pdd

I can tell you that the important thing is that she is getting interventions and down the road you will see many changes and much progress because of this. We also got ST and OT early on as you are...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-26-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mira11
Re: Autism

Hi - I would not stop his meds especially since this is a difficult time. I would suggest making an appointment with a Dr. who specializes in autism and explore your different options. But, don't...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-03-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,470
Posted By Mira11
Re: running out the door

It sounds to me like he needs an aide to help him manage this problem. For sure, the whole team needs to sit down to brainstorm strategies and get them written into the IEP. But I think an aide...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-01-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,677
Posted By Mira11
Re: What is wrong with me?

Sorry you are going through all of these concerns. I think that only a psychologist or psychiatrist can really get to the heart of what the issues are. You seem to really want to find answers and...
Board: Autism Spectrum 08-30-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,517
Posted By Mira11
Re: Autism and Seizure Activity

I have heard that when in a car, some seizures can be induced by the flickering of the sun through trees or houses or buildings so that might be what is going on. Perhaps try very darkened sun...
Board: Autism Spectrum 08-15-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,196
Posted By Mira11
Re: is this sign of autism

i am so glad that your son is showing improvement! i would think it is not autism but at this point the important thing is the early intervention and getting the services going. Keep us posted...
Board: Autism Spectrum 08-15-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,429
Posted By Mira11
Re: HELP! I think my boyfriend's son has autism or AS.

Yes, he definitely should insist on taking his son to the doctor for an evaluation. He is the father and should have this right. There are school programs and services that he is eligible for that...
Board: Autism Spectrum 08-15-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,196
Posted By Mira11
Re: is this sign of autism

I don't see that this is autism for sure as this can also be confused with just being 15 months. But, what is important is to go to your son's doctor and tell him what your concerns are. They may...
Board: Autism Spectrum 08-14-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mira11
Re: PDD or FAS/FAE or Both?

That's good that your son is getting those services. I think that a developmental pediatrician would be able to answer your questions about FAS.
Board: Autism Spectrum 08-13-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mira11
Re: PDD or FAS/FAE or Both?

From what little I know of FAS, I believe it is very different from PDD-NOS; however the best place to get this kind of answer would be your doctor.

Is your son now receiving treatment in the form...
Board: Autism Spectrum 08-02-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,432
Posted By Mira11
Re: Another autistic child? help

I would continue to sing, talk, smile, even read to your baby just as you have been. Keep up all the interactive things that you have been doing. You might also want to look into a birth to three...
Board: Autism Spectrum 07-26-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,106
Posted By Mira11
Re: does my 3yr old have signs of being autistic??!!!

your son might be showing the signs of asperger's disorder which is a form of autism. you didn't mention about his language - i assume that he is verbal as you didn't say he isn't so that is why i...
Board: Autism Spectrum 07-23-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mira11
Re: autism

How old is he and what signs is he showing?
Board: Autism Spectrum 07-09-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mira11
Re: moving and need help knowing which city to move to...

I do not know any specifics about the cities you mention but my suggestion would be to contact the autism society/group in each city and ask whomever you speak with for some input on the schools....
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-22-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,851
Posted By Mira11
Re: Autism & Medicaid

Your daughter needs to learn to act in the best interest of her child. What does she expect?
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-22-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,851
Posted By Mira11
Re: Autism & Medicaid

yes, have your daughter contact the director of special education in her school district and say that her son is showing signs of autism and you are requesting an evaluation. the school district...
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-06-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,955
Posted By Mira11
Re: Abilify-Autism-Increased Speech?

I may not be giving you the comfort that you need but I will tell you that for behavior problems, medication is definitely, at your son's age, a good route to go. I am not sure is Abilify is the...
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-02-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,150
Posted By Mira11
Re: red dyes

I would definitely reccomend that his parents check all the foods he eats for red dyes. My son had miserable problems with tantrums all the while I didn't realize much of it was caused by the red...
Board: Autism Spectrum 05-26-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,164
Posted By Mira11
Re: Autism and Birth Control Pills

i did not. i don't think there's any relationship between birth control pills and autism because this has happened often enough in the past and i have never read or heard of any connection.
Board: Grief & Loss 05-23-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mira11
Re: It's Sandys daughter

I am sorry to hear of her passing. She sounds like she was very loved.
Board: Autism Spectrum 05-15-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By Mira11
Re: Son has PDD need activities

are there any clubs or recreational after school activities of a topic he might be interested in ie debate club, math club, etc. that he might have an interest in? i would suggest talking with the...
Board: Autism Spectrum 05-09-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,216
Posted By Mira11
Re: Autistic teen daughter

yes my son had behavior issues; still does but as he's gotten older and a lot more verbal and we have the meds better, they have lessened dramatically.

the reason it's so hard with meds is because...
Board: Autism Spectrum 05-08-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,129
Posted By Mira11
Re: Could it be Aspbergers, waiting for results.

it's possible but only a professional evaluating him would know for certain.

i have been hearing lately of asperger's kid being helped by therapists who either specialize in this disorder to work...
Board: Autism Spectrum 05-07-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,216
Posted By Mira11
Re: Autistic teen daughter

hi - i just read your post on the other thread. my son was also on risperdol and it did not work well for him. if anything it made him more activated and more jumpy. i have heard that for some...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 05-06-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,199
Posted By Mira11
Re: My beautiful 8 yr old boy-aspergers? (long post..grab a coffee)

i strongly agree with you that it would be so right for your son to be seen weekly by a counselor or therapist who could help him discuss and understand all of these social situations that he needs...
Board: Autism Spectrum 05-06-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,699
Posted By Mira11
Re: chicken satay

you mentioned your old city. now that you are settled wherever you are i would suggest contacting the director of special education in your local school district to have your daughter evaluated for...
Board: Autism Spectrum 05-04-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,854
Posted By Mira11
Re: Please Somebody help me before I have a nervous breakdown!

your son might be telling you either that he wants to be happy or that he is not happy, or that he is.

i answered you earlier with concern about thorazine for autism - it is not really appropriate...
Board: Autism Spectrum 05-01-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mira11
Re: Hi, I am new here

Hi -

And welcome!

It is so good to hear a story of success! So often I think especially with Asperger's there are little services within a given school district and kids with this diagnosis...
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-24-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,879
Posted By Mira11
Re: need help

all great advice by jntt; however you don't need to contact your school district by mail. i simply called the director of special education and got the ball rolling.
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-22-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,399
Posted By Mira11
Re: Help me help my son!!

hi - i would suggest calling the closest university hospital and ask for the department of psychiatry and then ask them for a referral for an adolescent therapist for a teen with asperger's type...
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-22-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,879
Posted By Mira11
Re: need help

ceecee - i agree that the answer is NOT to make her go without food. she'll just feel ill and even more frustrated.

have you tried actual baby food in the jars? many are very tasty and the...
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,879
Posted By Mira11
Re: need help

some kids with autism have the kinds of sensory issues that make eating certain types of solid foods more difficult. is your daughter in an early intervention program yet? if she has a diagnosis of...
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-19-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,034
Posted By Mira11
Re: problem with teenaged autistic son

Kirstee's idea is great!! I wish I would have thought of that at the time.
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-18-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,034
Posted By Mira11
Re: problem with teenaged autistic son

This is a tough one. I wouldn't expect that your son would be able to do it himself and if he pinches himself, he would become very afraid. I suggest speaking with the occupational therapist in his...
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-17-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,173
Posted By Mira11
Re: Picking a school

Lesa - that's a good idea, if you can do it, to schedule appointments to see programs in schools and call the special ed director with the results of what you like.

When my son was first starting...
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