Just some random thoughts. No expert here.
The few that I do know with autism/aspergers (spelling) and ADD or ADHD, seem to have nutrition issues. Also, they have parents with issues, hoarding, relationship issues, drinking, drugs, etc.
I'm in no way saying that is true of all, just the ones I see. Don't want to offend anyone or start a riot or anything. My experience is limited, and in no way a total of the spectrum of the subject.
What I would really like to know, from those of you here, in your experience, if you have changed up the diet of your children and quit feeding them processed junky food, does it help?
Does a regular routine help? Does a neat and tidy house help?
Where I work, we regularly have kids with special ed issues come in through the local special ed program at the local high school, for work study, so any info I could get would be helpful to us in helping the kids.
I work for a veterinarian and we only get these children, usually about 14-16 years old, for an hour/hour 1/2 a day, a couple days a week. We try to spit it between mundane things like laundry and helping with the animals.
Any insights would be helpful so we could do a better job at helping these kids. They have so far all been fun and unique and we have enjoyed having them!