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My son is 4 yrs old and diagnosed with high functioning autism. i am having a hard time getting him to settle down and not hit or push his 3 yr old brother, i know he needs a strict schedule like he has at school where he does very well, does nayone know how to make these schedules or know anything about autism to help me out?

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Asked by Rebeccaisby at 8:40 PM on Jun. 1, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Join the autisim support group on here. Also, you should work with your school, and get ideas from the teacher. My 6 year old is in the severe range, non verbal, and has really come a long way since his diagonsis. Good luck, Mama! Talk to experts in your area, his doctor, look for alternative therapies that you think will help him.

    Answer by A.Perry at 8:47 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Start by telling him you are doing a schedule just like at school. Set up a daily calendar with pictures of what will be going on at what time.

    Example: 7AM breakfast - picture of a plate with eggs, bacon and toast or something like that.

    And so on. We found that it helped our son tremendously to have a daily schedule of what to expect on paper.

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:56 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • was where I got a lot of my stuff from when my oldest was little. His preschool teacher was also a huge help and would print out or laminate anything we needed - can you ask his teacher for some stuff?

    Answer by missanc at 9:43 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

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