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Help regarding medication

I am working with a 25- year old autistic girl. For the past few years she is very unquiet. She can be smiling one minute- and then suddenly start to scream. She does not talk and her abilty to communicate is very low, so she has no way of explaining anything to us.
She is currently taking Risperidal 3mg and Tegretol (Carbamazepine) 400mg.
They don't seem to help. They make her drowsy for 3-4 ...
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Not bathing

I am working with a young teenage girl who is 16 years old who refuses to bath herself. She has gone over two weeks several times without bathing and even then has to be made by a female worker or her mother to do so. She is able to do so, but is mother has to force her to do so. She has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. As a young teenager she was able to ...
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Would a therapist tell you if they suspected autism?

I have recently been researching autism and there are a few traits that I meet. No one has ever said it to my face, but last summer a new friend hinted the possibility to me. However, I have been through emotional and physical abuse from my mother, which may have effected me and give me these "traits" I have today. In a nutshell she was a violent bi-polar alcoholic and drug addict, and I learned ...
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Autistic boy ensnared in VA foster care system

I am writing a book about my autistic nephew's nightmare in Virginia's foster care system. I'm not sure when I will finish or if anyone will publish it, but I'm convinced that it's an incredible story that deserves to be told.

I tend to be verbose, so I thought it would be an interesting and useful challenge to summarize my nephew's story with Twitter. If nothing else, it will force me to write something concise. ...
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Sensory Integration info? advice?

Okay, so since my youngest one had ear tubes put in, we now know she can hear,(plus she had a hearing test), but since draining all that fluid out, an old problem reemerged with a vengence.

In the car, as soon as it goes into motion, she will slump down in her seat, grab either arm rest, start gasping, choking, huffing, turns beet red, arch her back, she'll make a face as what DH ...
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Need some help? please

I have done a few of these online tests for autism/ aspergers over the last few years after my mums friend who is a special needs teacher said I show signs of having it. And the scores have always been really high and I never went to get it diagnosed because it wasn't effecting me at the time. But recently I've noticed it getting worse and worse, its effecting my relationship because they think I'm ...
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Late diagnosis?

Hello all. My life is a complete wreck, so I figured I would try and get some help understanding the condition I am suspected to have.

I have suffered with problems all of my life. I will try and briefly cover them but obviously at 38 years old it's very hard.

When I was a small child I had problems with being obsessive. I would rock on a rocking horse and if removed I would ...
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An Awesome, Funny & Creative Picture for You

I'm not confirmed Autistic but am trying to decipher if I am borderline (or whatever you call it) but I came across a Great pic that I love & thought I'd freely share it with you to use wherever you want.
I couldn't keep it to myself.


Enjoy :!:
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Need Some Help Please

I wonder if someone can help give me some insight into my niece for me. She’s nearly 13 years old. She started talking late. She had ptosis as a baby and had that fixed around age 2-3. She weighs only 65 pounds and is only 55 in. tall. She has been behind in school her entire academic career. She was held back, been in special ed, gets tutoring, etc., but she still has trouble, ...
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p*ssed off and some Qs

Thought ya'll would understand, so I pissed off at my little girl's gym teacher.

My little one doesn't do eye contact, respond to her name/ques, and hates strangers touching her, etc., strangers being quantified as anyone other than DH, DS or I. I signed her up to a toddler gymnastics class to see if it'll help her see other babies( as it helped DS learn to talk, & get comfy with kids). So it's taken ...
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