Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 22:45
My husband and I meet with the some members of the school board, counselors, DT, ST and a Special Education Rep. Our son is autistic and will turn 3 in Sept, and start school. Is there any advice or questions that anyone has in this area that would be helpful to us? Please and Thank you!
Submitted by Cindy
on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 13:13
Holly Im not making fun of you...., I tend to look for humor wherever possible, it's a way
of relieving pressure and er lets face it rubber duckies are funny lol =)~~~
So I am getting a car. Ma was approved for a car loan so I get the Lumina while she is paying off the new(er) one. And when it is paid off-in maybe a year-that car will either go to me or the next car loan will be for me. I think she is trying to make up for me having to pull Michael out of therapy early because of her new job. She had promised me he would never have to miss his stuff and boom she was wrong. I actually have the Lumina today. Ma is out of town with a rental because I have to meet with the surgeon. So it is mine now I guess. Only probem is it has to go BACK into the shop and get it's breaks fixed. I will drive it tomorrow for preschool and then I think I will call it done so I can stop with the horrid nightmares about driving with no breaks again. I knew they would go I have had the dreams for a few months now. When I was 17 my car's breaks went out and I had to drive 20 miles to school a few days before it could be fixed... It was scary.
Submitted by WyattsMom
on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 10:58
Happy first day/week of back-to-school for many of our kids! Good Luck with the change in routine and with coming up with creative lunch ideas and getting everyone out the door on time.
May the teachers, staff, and peers be kind and supportive,
may the activities and studies be a joy,
may our children learn and grow.
Submitted by Cindy
on Sun, 08/24/2008 - 19:23
Just so you'll know..., but hey Todd Im like at five thousand, mama needs a big screen lol, just keep it
in mind in case ya hit it big =)
Submitted by Zeebu
on Sun, 08/24/2008 - 11:53
I am new to the board. My wife and I have two boys on the spectrum, Michael (6) and Jack (5). It's good to join boards like this to hear of other peoples successes; it keeps my wife and i going when the kids are struggling with somthing.
Our kids have struggled with social deficits since birth. Becuase of this, my wife and I have created a new product for kids 3-10 who have developmental delays, specifically social delays. You can find our product at www.playtimewithzeebu.com. Take a look and let me know what you think. We are new so feedback is good for us.
Submitted by Cindy
on Sat, 08/23/2008 - 16:04
Oh goody fresh meat lol =)~~~ Im in Tx yee haw!
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/23/2008 - 15:29
Hello everyone! My name is Josephine Webster, I am a 26 year old mother to four boys, one of which is named Joshuah who is five and was diagnosed with Autism last year. I have been wanting to join a support network for a while but just haven't had the chance to do so. Or maybe I didn't want to tell myself that I really needed help from anyoone other than the doctors and my family. Obviously we all know we can only go so long with the support of them. So I am here in hopes to get support from other parents when it comes to the daily life in which we all have become familiar with.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/22/2008 - 17:31
My name is Ryan Segovich, I’m a member of the publicity team at Sourcebooks, Inc., the largest independent publisher in Chicago. We are promoting a heartwarming book, A Friend Like Henry by Nuala Gardner. I’d like to share the news of this wonderful story.
Yesterday was Michael's home visit from his teachers. The girl who lives accross the hall from me has a little boy who will actually be in the other half of Michael's class. Michael is technically in the Special Needs Class, but after the first few weeks they combine the two so the special needs children are not isolated and they all benefit from each other. Anyways, Dallas had his home meeting at 10 yesterday and mine was 11. I was in the hall cleaning off eyeliner from both sides of my dor that the neighbor girl did so nobody would think it was Michael. The other two teacher's came out and Michael got excitedf and ran up to hug them. He was equally excited when his teachers came. They think Michael will be able to do more group work rather than the independent work he did last year. It will be nice that he gets to adjust with the other kids this year.