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What have you learned on your ASD journey?

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by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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MissTacoBell
by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2012 at 6:52 PM
Be patient.
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maciymommieof3
by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 7:34 PM

 I have learned that "back in the day" they were sent to a corner in the classroom to sit and rock, flap or whatever...how sad

eliptica24
by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 7:35 PM


never forget to give them a hug

eliptica24
by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 7:35 PM


most autistic kids are EXTREMELY intelligent, find that one or few things they excel at and use that to help in therapy and to create a social connection

eliptica24
by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 7:35 PM


try everything, such as change of diets, therapy styles, and promotion of timulus, but take notes and use what can be used and toss what cant or shows no helping.

eliptica24
by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 7:35 PM


every small step leads towards a final goal. small steps are big achievments

eliptica24
by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 7:36 PM


having other kids fall by the way side can cause a lot of risentment and frustration that is unneccessary. be as equal with showing your love with each child 

eliptica24
by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 7:36 PM


try to have as "normal" routine as possible, concentrating on jsut the special needs child

eliptica24
by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 7:36 PM


IEPs and 504s are a huge part of an autistic childs life in school. read up and know that YOU are in charge, not the school. if they say they cant do something bc of funding they are pulling your tail. every school is allotted money specifically for the needs of special needs children. if you have to threaten them with telling the news or lawyers do so, you are in control.

eliptica24
by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 7:36 PM


always consider suggestions from teachers, doctors, and specialists, but make sure to question everything. knowledge is power.

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