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Posted by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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Hi i joined because i need help for my 3year old little girl she have sensory disorder and i was just told she was moderate to server autism and i always knew something was wrong she had sensory disorder since she was 1 and she didnt talk til she was just 2 an half she have meltdowns everyday its hard to wake up every day knowing your child is not happy and theres nothing you can do
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mommy4lyf
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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Find a support group in your area. They will be able to give you more advices on how to deal with her and which therapist to see. She will be okay as she grows up...slowly but she will show progress.

My son used to have sensory issues, high tolerance to pain and cold weather. He's 11 now and outgrow both of them. Since, it's my first child and don't know what to do or where to go for help (because his pedia told me, he's fine don't worry too much) so, I just ignored it. My advice is...get help and don't ignore it!

emarin77
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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I would get her into pre-school.  Learn about Autism either in your community or online.  Respite is available for your child.  It is a county service for your child and for you to get a break.

Siobhan69
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM
Hi~ Preschool was the best help we received for our son. He receives therapies through out the day. He is much calmer now since starting in school. His teacher is wonderful and has been such a huge help to our family. Check out preschool or programs in your area. Wish you good luck and hang in there :-)
amonkeymom
by Amy on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

hugs  Welcome to the group.


Quoting mimi-mommy2009:

Hi i joined because i need help for my 3year old little girl she have sensory disorder and i was just told she was moderate to server autism and i always knew something was wrong she had sensory disorder since she was 1 and she didnt talk til she was just 2 an half she have meltdowns everyday its hard to wake up every day knowing your child is not happy and theres nothing you can do


dawncs
by Dawn on Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Welcome to the group! It is excellent that she got diagnosed at her age because it will be to your advantage in her getting all the help she can get for it to help her reach her full potential in life. It is a great first start that you joined this group! I recommend contacting your school district and request an evaluation for Special Education (http://www.wrightslaw.com/) services in writing to the Special Education department. You can find local support groups through Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/), Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/), and Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org/). You can find recreational activities for her through Special Olympics (http://www.specialolympics.org/), TheARC (http://www.thearc.org/), and Variety Club (http://www.usvariety.org/).

Dawn
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TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:48 PM
Excellent advice!

Quoting mommy4lyf:

Find a support group in your area. They will be able to give you more advices on how to deal with her and which therapist to see. She will be okay as she grows up...slowly but she will show progress.

My son used to have sensory issues, high tolerance to pain and cold weather. He's 11 now and outgrow both of them. Since, it's my first child and don't know what to do or where to go for help (because his pedia told me, he's fine don't worry too much) so, I just ignored it. My advice is...get help and don't ignore it!

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by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM
I want to thank you all for your advice this mean alot so me thank you
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JTMOM422
by Brenda on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Welcome to the group momma.  Does your dd do any kind of therapy? If not I would start there. A good resource is Autism Speaks for information on Autism. My advise is to try not to educate yourself all at once. There is alot out there about Autism. You could go into info overload. Read a little each day. Ask questions of the therapists or doctors. Join a local support group. Ask questions on this site. The moms here live with the daily challenges of ASD daily. We have moms that are on the spectrum too. This group is full of people who are willing to help with their knowledge. Once again welcome and look forward to reading your posts

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Welcome!

she-ra2000
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:36 AM

I know thats not easy. My son,8, just got diagnosed with Asperger's last week. We always noticed little things about him. But he spoke and mostly functioned like everybody else.Thats why we waited so long to seek help. Just take it one day at a time.

Deb

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