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These stories really hurt my heart.  As for the asperger's comment - my son too struggles with autistic like behaviors (but is not on the spectrum - we discovered he has a genetic deletion which can cause autistic like behavior) and I always wonder if everyone I encounter has some sort of struggle of their own so I do try to come at all situations from a place of compassion.  However, I don't think that "blaming" a condition is the right answer.     That being...
All children (and adults) benefit from positive sensory input.  Walk around your office - how many chewed pens/pencils do you see?  Oral sensory input.  How many people do you see strumming their fingers or bouncing their legs?  Having sensory needs does not make one special needs - it makes on human :)   My son's preschool teacher (who is amazing) uses sensory friendly tools in her classroom from the set up to scooter time down the hall to shutting off the classroom...
My son was pretty much non-verbal at that age too.  He rode the bus to his special education preschool from daycare and back.  I trusted the people who were responsible for him which made that decision easier.   You can get a medical alert bracelet that has a number and a phone number.  A first responder can call that number and get his information.  You can also get these iron-ons that have a QR code so that if he's lost they basically scan the code and get his info...
My son displayed autistic like symptoms but then, when he'd get used to his surroundings, those symptoms would disappear (flapping, no eye contact, etc.).  His developmental pediatrician felt he wasn't fitting in the usual "boxes" so he ordered genetic testing.  Turns out he has a genetic deletion (16p11.2) which is associated with autism and autistic like behaviors.   I really think that if doctors and specialists started ordering a micro array (genetic test) for...
Your son sounds a lot like my child - one of his big triggers was food dyes.  They are in a lot of prepared foods, candies, etc. and can cause severe behavioral issues.  I wonder if you tried a trial of making his lunch and controlling the content (no food dyes) and see if that changes anything.  Also, how many kids are in the classroom?  He could be on sensory overload if there are too many people (while it may be within the guidelines - having say 20 kids and 6 adults...
Makes me ill that anyone considers them to be parenting experts.  Monsters yes, parents no.
Ah yes, the terrible threes (forget the twos - they've got nothing on 3 year olds).  I tried something like that and it kind of backfired on me - he used it as a projectile and threw it across a restaurant and hit someone.  ~faints from embarrassment~   I think you did absolutely the right thing.  You removed her from the situation.  You let her talk it out in her language.  If pushing is what she needs, have her push on a wall.  Talk to her, when she is not in full...
http://www.israelwithisraelis.com/asperger...xt=trip-options Aspergers Syndrome trip Shorashim will once again be partnering with KOACH to offer a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for Jewish 18 to 26 year olds with Aspergers Syndrome Winter 2012/2013. This ten-day Israel adventure features a smaller group of participants and a high staff-to-participant ratio. Our specialized itinerary is created in partnership with experienced, specially trained staff and is...
Um... how do I say this nicely?  Hell yes you should delete the ignorant cow (and yes mods, that was the nicest thing I could type).  How dare ANYONE tell you how to spend your money.  You aren't looking for a handout.  This is YOUR hard earned money.  Please delete her but first tell her why.  Is she just a FB friend or a friend in real life?  I'm hoping it's just someone on FB that you aren't close to.
I've learned to be humble.  I've learned not to judge other parents (except ones that outright abuse their children).  I've learned compassion.  I've learned to advocate for my child.  I've learned a level of patience I never thought I had.  I have learned that love does, in fact, conquer all.
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