HELP: How Can I Make Bath Time a Positive Experience With Special Needs?
How can I make bath time more fun? My child hates taking a bath and it’s a nightly battle in our home. — Raja Hi Raja, Why don’t kids appreciate a warm bath the way we do!? It is so tough when daily tasks are a fight and I can empathize with the dread you
HELP: My Autistic Teen Keeps Picking Fights with Me
I have a 13-year-old son with autism and have been trying to learn how to work with him, to understand him, and I just don’t get it. When I’m at home, he just wants to pick a fight with me, and then when I walk away from him, he wants to follow me. Please help!—Troy
My Little Boy is Showing Masturbatory Behaviors
I am a mother of a five-year-old autistic boy. Even though he is attending occupational therapy sessions, he is showing masturbatory behavior at times. Do you have any suggestions or tips for controlling these behaviors? — Jan Hi Jan, There’s something we need to get out of the way before going any further…these behaviors are
HELP: How Can I Promote A Sibling Bond When One Child Has Autism?
My 8-year-old son with autism loves his little brother and wants to play with him, but he has difficulty sharing, is overly-affectionate, and his screaming is so off-putting. How can I encourage their relationship as siblings? – Priya Hi Priya, I love that you want to help foster the brotherly bond between your boys! It
HELP: My 20-Year-Old Son Cannot Control Meltdowns
I have a 20-year-old son with Asperger’s syndrome. He has just started the workforce and tried college but failed all of his classes. He was recently laid off from his employment and is now on unemployment. He lives in his own apartment and pays his own bills. The problem I’m having is he has meltdowns almost