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A new world


Tonight ive just joined in looking to find parents like me. I love my family and friends but the truth is that they just don't understand what i go threw. My daughter is four now and every day she grows its great to watch how much progress she makes but its also a new worrie what more can i do to help her as she gains wieght when is it time to up her meds for the most part all those questions that every parent with a child with autism ask. I'll start by asking every one what you found was the best way to find families around you that have children with autism my daughter could really use more time around other children but sometimes it's hard to have play dates with other kids when she is not very social.


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Hi Jeannie and welcome to healtheo360, I am glad you found us. While I don't have a child with Autism, a very close family friend does. I have watched and helped that child grow over the years and he is a very special young man now. Here is what I have noticed. Early on, his parents felt like you in regards to the play dates. He was not a very social boy by any means. What his parents did do was to give him every opportunity to be social. The took him to the park where other children were playing. The found small groups of other children with Autism and organized play dates and get togethers. The one thing they did not do was push him. If they went to a play date and he did not feel like being social, they kept to themselves. But they never stopped giving him the opportunity to be social. I watched him in these settings from being in the background to slowly interacting more and more each time they got together. One day after several months of playing with these other children, he had a meltdown. That was not a setback, just a bad day for him, as it is going to happen from time to time. What I have noticed is that the meltdowns have become farther and farther apart and that is a good thing. I hope this helps you and keep me posted on your progress. As Always - Be Well. Dave

May 20, 2013 - 6:06 AM by David D

hi my name I have a 5 year old son with autism I now what you mean. does your daughter speak myn is non verbal

May 19, 2013 - 11:24 PM by Heather O

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