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I cannot engage my autistic son in anything visual.

My eight-year-old son has autism and moderate intellectual disability. When I take him for speech therapy he refuses to look at the pictures and after two or to three sessions the therapists no longer want to see him. If I want him to engage … Continue reading

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My son has anxiety attacks when he needs to use the toilet.

Our son is mildly autistic. Toilet training as you know is all the more challenging with a child who is autistic.  He is now 5 years old. Two years ago he had a very severe yeast infection. Since then he has … Continue reading

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How can I help my friend, and her kids, deal with divorce?

My best friend is going through a divorce, she has three kids: a son who is 13 and autistic, a daughter who is 10, and a five-year-old, all are on Ritalin. The divorce is messy and right now they have joint … Continue reading

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My grandson’s speech ability is not at the level it should be.

My grandson just turned 4 years old and is still only saying a few words. He has been going to speech therapy for some time now and it doesn’t seem to be helping much. He has been tested for autism, … Continue reading

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My autistic son has difficulties at the mall, how do i handle the looks people give us when he has an outburst?

I have an autistic son who is 8 years old. He has difficulties when we are in the mall. I do try to avoid this but sometimes I have to take all the children (I have three boys) with me … Continue reading

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My son has had multiple diagnoses for his behaviour problems.

My son is 12 years old. When he was 4 he was diagnosed with Aspergers/PDD, since then he has had many other diagnoses: ADHD, ODD, bipolar and most recently tics. He is hyperactive, there is no doubt about that, we … Continue reading

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