My 17 yr. old daughter has down syndrome and ASD, non verbal and not potty trained. I cannot get a response from her on any request I make, she will pinch and scratch herself when I push her to obey, daily meltdowns. When I attempt to take her places, I have to put her in a wheelchair or she runs off. I'm new to st. Louis and don't know anyone going thru what I am. I would appreciate any advice.

 

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  • Sounds like you're having a tough time right now and need some support. Maybe you could see if there's an autism support group or even a

    Downs one  in the St. Louis area that could offer some support for you and your daughter. . In the past I belonged to one and found it helped. It may also offer some monthly social events and you may meet some parents with children whom also are dually challenged.

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  • Sounds like you're having a tough time right now and need some support. Maybe you could see if there's an autism support group or even a

    Downs one  in the St. Louis area that could offer some support for you and your daughter. . In the past I belonged to one and found it helped. It may also offer some monthly social events and you may meet some parents with children whom also are dually challenged.

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