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HippieMoonMommy 02-26-2013 09:22 PM

Autism regression
How do you deal with it? DS is 4.5 and this is our first obvious regression. He is back in diapers, hitting/kicking (he is only recently verbal), meltdowns have increased and frustration tolerance decreased.

Kind words desperately needed!

7mom7 02-27-2013 08:41 AM

Re: Autism regression
I'm sorry you aren't getting any responses...wish the SN forum was a bit more active. I don't have a kiddo with Autism but just wanted to offer :hugs: Hoping someone will have some advice. We worked with a nutritionist and I'll never forget she told me a story about a little boy regressing and she had his family to feed him nothing but green food/juice and he pulled out of it. That might be pretty tricky with a 4 year old though. DS1 has some serious health issues related to his GI that are very similar to what kids with autism deal with...the nutritionist was really helpful for us. We also see a pediatrician that specializes in kids with autism...I feel like DS1 would have certainly gone down that road if not for her help.

MrsCrafty 02-27-2013 08:55 AM

Re: Autism regression
:hugs: No real advice but I understand how hard it can be. We are currently starting DS on meds for ADHD and trying to find the right combo is so hard and I feel so overwhelmed sometimes. Hope someone with more experience can give you some great advice :hugs:

lemurkinsmommy 02-27-2013 09:05 AM

Re: Autism regression
:hugs: hang in there, regression is hard, but look at his environment to see if anything has changed, has there been an upset in his routine? It could be developmental, he could be going through a growth spurt. Patience and pull out the tools you used before and start again with them. I know what you are going through, we're in the middle of a regression in behaviour here too.

luvsviola 02-27-2013 08:54 PM

Re: Autism regression
Hugs mama! Hope it ends soon. Do you have a family therapist you work with? DS sees a psychologist weekly for family therapy at a large mental health practice. It is helping us a lot in dealing with DS's behaviors, and also how to cope with parenting a frustrating child, and sibling interaction with DS.

chillimom 02-27-2013 09:21 PM

Re: Autism regression
want to throw in there too - check for ear infections. So many autistic kiddos are prone to them and they will cause regression (due to pain). My DS as a little guy would always regress if he had one.


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