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Old 05-25-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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2 TROLLS aside, I agree with most of the posters. Nana brought up a good point bout PECS. If your little girl is verbal but in the basic sense, I think PECS or picture words will help her more in communicating the little needs she is not able to articulate. I would say, weeks before the trip, starting using the PECS in preparing her for the upcoming trip. Frequently, point out with word pictures, that the family will be going on a long trip, get the family involved in the process and in the excitement. Make it a positive expectation and through pictures, encourage her to point out and verbalize what she thinks or what she would want. That way you are preparing her for the eventual. Most kids like her, I think, need to be eased into change rather than abruptly thrust into it.

Good luck, mom!
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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I'm glad this forum removes viewpoints that differ from the majority.. what kinda crap is that? I didn't break any rules with my posts so there's no reason for them to of been deleted.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Just as you have a right to post whatever you want, others also have a right to be offended by what you posted. You dish out, you have to take what's being thrown back at you.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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My response to your post was deleted too. Maybe because I quoted your post. I am in no way an advocate for your approach.

I think the moderator may have been protecting you. In five years when you've grown up a little bit, a post like yours may come back to bite you. If I were you, I'd be thanking the moderator instead of complaining.

I do wish the OP would reply to the helpful posts s/he received.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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Thank you to everyone (except the trolls) for the helpful assistance. My daughter will be receiving ABA in school this summer and from now on and I am hoping it will help her with her outbursts.
My older daughter has autism too, and she used to have outbursts, until she received ABA and she has improved dramatically.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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Children with autism have metabolic defects which cause them to be more easily affected by certain chemicals. There are common food intolerances in autism as well. If you read that book carefully, it mentions special diets to help this. It's chemistry, not psychology. ABA is just a band-aid.

ANY food that is processed... boxed, canned, bottled, bagged, restaurant prepped, is going to have chemicals added to them. The behavior you're seeing is a side effect of what those chemicals are doing to your daughter's body. You're not as easily affected as a grown adult.

Some examples are gluten (grains, processed wheat, flour), casein (dairy), salicylates, food dyes (Red #40), artificial sweeteners (aspartame), and MSG labeled as "autolyzed yeast" or some other phony name.

Studies Show that Diet May Trigger Adverse Behavior in Children

Diet and Its Possible Role in Developmental Disorders

Diet & Behavior in Children

Read some other parents' stories here.

http://www.gfcfdiet.com/successstories.htm

For the skeptic trolls, take it elsewhere. The mother and daughter need useful help, not babbling debate.

Read. Learn. Ask another parent who has tried it. Find a naturopathic doctor. Regular MDs are taught very little about about nutrition and toxicology. Very few specialists deal with neurodevelopmental, neuroimmune, or metabolic disorders of this type. She can shell out thousands for "counseling" and "therapy", or simply put her on a diet of veggies for a week and see what happens.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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My response to your post was deleted too. Maybe because I quoted your post. I am in no way an advocate for your approach.

I think the moderator may have been protecting you. In five years when you've grown up a little bit, a post like yours may come back to bite you. If I were you, I'd be thanking the moderator instead of complaining.

I do wish the OP would reply to the helpful posts s/he received.
Excuse me, but who are you to think I need to grow up a little bit? I'm a grown adult thanks and my opinion is as valid as anyone's. Check yourself.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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Excuse me, but who are you to think I need to grow up a little bit? I'm a grown adult thanks and my opinion is as valid as anyone's. Check yourself.
Sweetie, I am just a random name on a computer screen. Yes, you are entitled to your own opinion. Experience has shown that more mature audiences are able to take constructive criticism without getting emotionally defensive, especially if one's opinion is one that could be described as unpopular.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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Thank you to everyone (except the trolls) for the helpful assistance. My daughter will be receiving ABA in school this summer and from now on and I am hoping it will help her with her outbursts.
My older daughter has autism too, and she used to have outbursts, until she received ABA and she has improved dramatically.

I'm glad she is getting services. Do you participate in the ABA while the older child is home from school? If so, you could get a jump start on the younger child's program.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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Excuse me, but who are you to think I need to grow up a little bit? I'm a grown adult thanks and my opinion is as valid as anyone's. Check yourself.
No, you're not obviously grown enough to come into a forum that is on the sensitive topic side and liken your advice to rearing a puppy. Then cry out about having an opinion when it was rendered offensive enough to be deleted. Others could question the weight of your opinion and your maturity level esp. when you take a stab at jokes on topics you know nothing about.

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