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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Are these common AS issues for a child?

Posted: 09 May 2009, 6:08 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,459


sensitivity to light and sound are most definitely AS traits........anxiety is also a trait.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Conversations, Stories, Questions

Posted: 09 May 2009, 6:07 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,104


Who evaluated her ?......if it's the school system, well then good luck with that- from my experience, they look to find ways to show you that your child is "cured"......if you haven't already gotten an independent eval, i suggest going for one.........if you already have an independent eval, then i...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Aspergers dx given out too much

Posted: 09 May 2009, 5:59 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 4,349


RE: refusing/accepting special education for your child When you get to the point that you're faced with trying to help your child in the best way you can, making a decision about special ed can be quite daunting. As a parent, I went through a whole gamut of emotions before making the decision to pl...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Aspergers/ODD

Posted: 09 May 2009, 5:55 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 736


ODD was one of the many dxes they tried to foist onto my son pre-AS dx.................some docs don't seem to get the whole idea that AS is a spectrum- to them, unless you are severe, you couldn't possibly have AS :roll:

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What do YOU tell yourself?! !(to feel better)

Posted: 07 May 2009, 5:36 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,004


I used to get very depressed about these sorts of things.....i'd take it personally....i just end up reminding myself that sometimes i expect too much. that hearing an apology or compliment will not happen unless i prompt it.....i find other things to boost my spirits......having to prompt someone e...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Nate and his boat

Posted: 06 May 2009, 6:59 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,538


yea!! !! !! !!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: School Nightmare

Posted: 04 May 2009, 7:49 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 906


the only word i have for you is LAWYER...get one who can help you make the district do what you want

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How do you deal with family when they are just unreasonable?

Posted: 04 May 2009, 11:02 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,641


oh my......family makes me crazy......i agree with the others about reminding your kids EACH time you go about their rules........As far as going outside goes, I'd go outside with my kids to keep them occupied. .......i'd also limit the amount of times i had to deal with that craziness.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Overeating

Posted: 04 May 2009, 10:56 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 3,015


does he forage through the kitchen on his own , or is he supervised ? If he forages on his own, then you *may* just have to invest in locks for the cabinets- a pain in the neck for everyone, but you do what you have to do.........If he is snacking under supervision, then it's not unreasonable to hav...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: So excited, can I share my news and story of hope with you?

Posted: 04 May 2009, 10:48 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,497


wow!! !! !! !! that's awesome!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Sensory Issues - Making Choices

Posted: 03 May 2009, 7:43 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 970


the school lunchroom was very difficult for my kids....my daughter also had quite a hard time with public restrooms- the reverberation of the sound when the toilet flushed & the sound of those hand dryers made her so incredibly anxious.....for the lunchroom, both kids just ended up dealing with ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Money for a disability...

Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 11:12 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,508


sorry to hear it was denied.....hang in there

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: *Feeding Baby!*

Posted: 24 Apr 2009, 11:38 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,533


i bottle-fed all of my kids.....i initially planned to breastfeed, but I was worried that the drugs I was taking for the c-sections would harm my children..i tried to breastfeed once i stopped pain meds, but i was still so sore & postpartum that bottlefeeding was just easier..........all of my k...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: 17 and won't leave his room.

Posted: 24 Apr 2009, 11:34 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 19,137


Danielismyname- what you posted is a plan.........i never said to put the kid back in school....i just said to come up with a plan that will work for the OP's son. i also never said that i wanted to make this kid "normal".....he will be who he will be.........i never said the kid couldn't spend time...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: "I'll want to kill myself"

Posted: 24 Apr 2009, 7:22 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 5,964


btdt....son went through this during middle school years........and yes, he felt suicidal......let him know that you take his statements seriously & that any further discussion will lead to talking with his psych, and/or psych hospitalization......by letting him know that you take his words seri...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: 17 and won't leave his room.

Posted: 24 Apr 2009, 7:18 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 19,137


please, please- do something before he turns out like my nephew- nephew is 30 & still doing the same as your son. his mom refuses to see it as a problem, and refuses to seek out help for him..................get a professional involved who can help you sort things out & come up with a plan.
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