Hello, my name is Roberta, I am 27 years old and I come from Italy. I am passionate of science and it leaded me to move abroad in order to start my PhD at the Food and nutrition department.
Hi, my 18 year old has a problem with picking the skin on his arms and shoulders. When I first saw them I thought they were spots, but they are sores and scars from picking his skin when he gets anxious (which is all the time). They often bleed too, and in fact the problem first came to light when I noticed blood spots on his tops.
he gets really upset and defensive when I mention it (he says he is ashamed and does not want to talk about it). I find it really distressing (to me it's similar to self harm) and I don't know how best to help him.
Hi fellow members, I'm asking your advice about melatonin for sleep, and if possible your experiences of it.
my son who is fourteen really struggles getting to sleep and then he wakes several times during the night. We practice good sleep hygiene and have addressed his sensory needs too in regards to weighted blanket, bathing, timing and sensory lighting etc.
My 4 year old has been recently diagnosed. He has about 4 types of food that he likes and refuses to try anything new. He's starting primary school in a few weeks, and I know he's going to get frustrated and potentially have a meltdown when it comes to lunchtime. His new school are brilliant and really supportive, but if Dylan has a meltdown at school, he'll feel even worse knowing that it was witnessed by his schoolmates.
Just wondering if anyone has tried/is trying a gluten and casein free diet for their child. Did/does it have any effect on digestive issues, behaviour or sleep? Did you seek medical advice first? How do you ensure your child gets enough nutrients including calcium?
just wondering how you all find meal times with autistic children? my little brother who will be 8 this year has autisum and he is a very fussy eater and we are finding it difficult to get him to eat any fruit of veg... any help welcome. x
Hi all. So after last visit with Xavier's peadiatrician a lot has change... She advised X-ray & usg due to 2cm difference between his legs length, then hormonal blood tests & genetic tests.
Hello! I am looking for some honest input about your experiences with Swimming and Swimming lessons for individuals with ASD. I am potentially looking to open a Swim School specifically for children with Autism. I have an ABA/VB background working 1-2-1 within home and school settings as a therapist for a number of years. Having learnt to swim myself as an adult, I am now a keen swimmer both within the pool and in open-water environments, competing regularly in races for fun!
Its been a while since I posted a question but I desperately need some advice...
My son, aged 10, has ASD, severe learning disabilities, sensory disorder and more recently epilepsy. Like so many others, we just get on with the daily challenges but the recent development has left me questioning what to do and I know there are some fantastic people in this community that may have some ideas to help me!
Hi, I just wanted to recommend a fantastic book that I'm reading at the moment. It's called 'the Opposite of Worry' by Lawrence J Cohen. It's about anxiety in kids, probably up to the age of about 12. I wish I had read it when James was younger, but a lot of it I can still use for him (and for myself!)
the advice in it is more useful than anything we have received from professionals down the years. It's not autism specific, but it is autism aware. my 4 year old is non verbal and clearly anxious a lot of the time and it is helping me come up with ideas for him too.