Hi! So my niece just turned 7 has just, finally, been diagnosed with high functioning autism. She was on medicine for adhd and they took her off to get a new baseline. My family has always had a hard time dealing with her, but now that she is properly diagnosed hopefully that will help with patience. Well, last week me, dh, and my mom took her to a science center. We also had two 3 year olds and a 8 month old. It turned into a juggling act to keep up with her. On top of the autism and being off her meds, she has little to no parenting. well, next weekend my dad, step mom, me, dh are taking all 4 kids on a mini vacation. we will at least have one kid per adult but I am really nervous about her running off. She ALWAYS runs off. She also has horrible.fits and behaves more like a 2 year old than a 7 year old. does anyone have any advice as to how we can talk to her to make her stay with us? It isn't unlike her to walk right out of a building if she wants to.
on Mar. 23, 2012 at 5:08 PM