How do I deal with my daughter with Aspergers, when she gets a minor injury?

Stephanie - posted on 05/26/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 4 in June, she was diagnosed with Aspergers almost a year ago. One of the biggest issues that I have with her is when she falls and gets a cut or scrape. She will freak out. Screaming, crying making repetitive sounds that make no sense. She also needs her favorite doll to "tickle her boo-boo" The fit will carry on for hours, and it gets to the point that I fear she will hyperventilate or even pass out. Do any other mothers have any of these issues with their children with ASD? It is not only very upsetting to see her meltdowns, but it is very disruptive to any type of schedule I try to maintain with her. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Juliana - posted on 05/26/2011

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My son has ASD also, he is 8. There is a ASD/Autism sight on COM that is very helpful. Im not sure what works with your daughter, but with my son when hes having a major meltdown, it helps when I sit with him in a quiet dark room. Depending on her sensory, his favorite thing for me to do is rub his back.

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