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Kcbobbi's picture

Ways to deal with frustration

Sun 27 Oct 2019 7:43pm


i am new here and hoping for advice.  My grandson has autism he is 7 years old and has great difficulty expressing frustrations, he screams throws things and sometimes runs off.  This is getting to be dangerous as he will throw anything with no thought to the consequences or danger to himself or others.  My question is do you think there is anyway we can get 121 help for him to assist with teaching him a way to deal with these frustrations that is safer and more sustainable.  He...

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Toilet trained at 20 months now wets himself everyday nearly 5.

Mon 09 Dec 2019 9:40pm

This is my first post and would really appreciate any advice. My son was highlighted by his school in September as being ASD. It was a complete shock although I then came to wonder how I didn't figure it out myself. Partly think it's because whatever is going on with him is regressive. Suddenly sensory issues at school, never had them before. Now wets himself daily despite being toilet trained very easily before 2. I'm worried I'll have to give up my job if he doesn't stop, to go up to the...

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Stimming - opinions please

Thu 27 Jun 2013 7:29am

My little boy has just turned 3 and does a lot of stimming. Mainly spinning, running up and down or round in circles. He also flaps a little bit. We don't do anything to stop this. But one stim that is a bit of a concern is hitting himself in the head. (He will do it in anger as well during a tantrum or meltdown but then it's a lot harder.) 

I read recently an article written by an autistic adult that said you should not try to stop stimming unless the person is really going to...

Stimming ??

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Stimming ??

Sat 25 Oct 2014 3:49pm

My son is nearly 3 and has done different forms of what we think is stimming , spinning hands , twirling hair, scratching etc but now my son has started rolling things up like his top while wearing it then uses his hands like a flapping motion to get it back down , he rolls the table cloth , my clothing on me , everytime he goes toilet he has to get a piece of tissue and roll that into a small ball he roll sweet wrappers anything really I just wondered if this was another stim he decided to...


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Tue 15 May 2012 9:17pm

Hi everybody,

Just a quick question re 'stimming' - is this something that should be tolerated or dissuaded/ stopped?

My son has a habit of banging surfaces (table tops, window sills etc..). He seems to do this as a type of a 'stimming' type activity.

Any thoughts?




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