Nedw here and need help!!!!!

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Registered: 06-26-2010
Nedw here and need help!!!!!
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Sat, 06-26-2010 - 8:24pm
Hello! Im very new to this site and Im hoping for some help. background information..... I have a 13 year old with severe autism. He is functioning at a one year old level. Its very hard for me to care for him because he has a behavior problem. He will scream as loud as he can for more than part of the day. He will throw things and its just really hard. The constant screaming is the most horrible. there is NOTHING that will make him stop. I cannot get him to go in his room for a time out of any kind because he is too heavy for me to carry so discipline is pretty much out the window. I have nobody that i can talk to about it. My family just doesnt get it. the only person who did was my mother and she passed away recently. im losing my mind and just crying for most of the day........... Im just lost and hoping someone can help?

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Registered: 10-09-2003
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 10:53pm

Thanks, Debbie, for getting me on here for the sake of this lovely fam!

Feel free to contact me at your convenience, however it works best for you. There are options, but given your son's age, that limits us a bit. (All the good stuff is for kids age 8 and younger in WI. The post-intensive autism waiver is generally ltd to those kids who've been on the intensive waiver for 12 consecutive months or more.) But it's certainly not hopeless! I can give you all sorts of good info for support groups and what not.

And this site http://z7.invisionfree.com/ASDSEWI/index.php is like the local version of this iVillage page. There's also the ASSEW, which is super great.

Take heart (and a glass of wine ... and some favorite chocolate) -- we'll get you through!

~ Chelsea
~ Chelsea
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Registered: 06-26-2010
Fri, 07-02-2010 - 3:37pm
Thanks for all the support and the links. I will be a busy mama today looking up all of those.. thanks again:)

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