Autism

My special needs child is acting out in school: Advice?

My son is Autistic and is currently in Pre-K. He is getting speech, OT, and has a special education teacher to support him in the classroom. For the past two weeks, his teachers have been having difficulty getting him to listen, handle transitions, and even kicking things. Has anyone experienced this? His teachers are now monitoring him to see if it’s a behavioral issue, or sensory since he also has severe SPD. At home, he doesn’t act out but does have a difficult time suddenly doing little things like cleaning up and brushing his teeth. It’s hard to get to the root of the problem when he isn’t vocal enough to tell me. I don’t know what else to do or anything I can do to help him. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How to Explain Autism to Kids

How Do I Explain Autism and Autistic Behavior to My 10-Year-Old Daughter?

A mom suspects that her two-year-old nephew may be on the autism spectrum and wants to know the best way to explain this to her 10-year-old daughter. Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, our robust community of moms is always having a conversation about topics that matter. We like to highlight those conversations from time to time. Important mom questions. Thoughtful mom answers. Let’s hear from the community! A member of our community asks: My nephew is 2, and we’re all pretty sure he is on the spectrum of being autistic. He will be tested soon so we will know for sure then, but I have a child who is 10 and I would like any advice on how I can explain to her what is going on with him. I just want to be able to explain it the best I can to where she will understand what’s going on. I have tried to talk to her some, but I don’t think she is really understanding it. I have raised her with the mindset of “I don’t care how different someone is, you are always to be nice and never make fun of anyone,” but I just want her to know that, …

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