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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Broken homes and autistic kids

Posted: 09 Aug 2008, 11:53 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 4,696

Since he decided to do this without my consent or prior knowledge, I'm not sure what was said. My son isn't a reliable reporter yet, and he may not want to discuss it. Or he may want to talk about the beautiful woman who stayed at Dad's all weekend. Since Ex is reneging on so much, I'm really cluele...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Broken homes and autistic kids

Posted: 08 Aug 2008, 4:28 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 4,696

Ex had developmental delays and was a lot like Pop as a child but that abruptly changed once he entered puberty. He "snapped out of it" and developed social skills (through intense practice) and taught himself academics. He went from reading nothing to reading really sophisticated stuff and a lot of...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: When ideal to tell lover your an aspie?

Posted: 08 Aug 2008, 1:15 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,608

I introduce myself as someone who is interested in autism and has an autistic son. Eventually I break out the song and dance that I'm Aspie or I refer to my autistic traits. I haven't done this in a dating situation but friends. I will use this same MO with dates.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Broken homes and autistic kids

Posted: 08 Aug 2008, 1:03 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 4,696

That's a new thing too. We didn't have hardly any outside friends and if we did, Pop would latch onto them something fierce. We rarely ever had anyone over at the house, we might take him to friends' houses. I think Ex was suggesting that this woman would be around a lot. I know from experience. Whe...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Broken homes and autistic kids

Posted: 08 Aug 2008, 10:30 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 4,696

jenk, thanks for sharing. Yeah, my husband had a horrific experience with the "step"parents as well and an absent (deadbeat) father. But now he thinks Pop is old enough to handle it and he believes we'll be careful to protect our son from harm. I guess I didn't really expect him to want to introduce...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Broken homes and autistic kids

Posted: 08 Aug 2008, 4:26 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 4,696

Well, it's not really cheating if we're already separated. And I'm not going to initiate a legal proceeding until we are financially secure. Any legalistic action could hurt our son and I'm not willing to jeopardize that. I'm more interested in ASD kids and their development and how this kind of thi...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Broken homes and autistic kids

Posted: 08 Aug 2008, 2:04 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 4,696

I wouldn't call him an as*hole, not at this point. There is a whole complicated reason behind the split. But yeah, this new girlfriend thing sucks and I think he's being deceitful about it. I've tried explaining the separation to my son. He's like me though (big surprise), "well, you just need to ge...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Broken homes and autistic kids

Posted: 08 Aug 2008, 12:49 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 4,696

As I announced a few months ago, my husband and I separated. We attempted to reconcile (I thought) but apparently he was just doing it because this woman he liked was unavailable and he was angry that he was "losing his son". That's the past 3 months in a nutshell. Two weeks ago, he broke up for one...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Music Therapy

Posted: 05 Aug 2008, 9:39 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 675

Here in the States it comes in different forms. Generally it's like a general music class, allowing the children to listen to music, play instruments and move around (dance). I think there are versions with "therapists" and some with teachers. I never enrolled my son with this but we always had musi...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Flagstaff??

 Post subject: Flagstaff??
Posted: 05 Aug 2008, 9:33 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 496

Does anyone with ASD kids live here or know families that live here? I'm researching other places to live and this is one of them. I'll do more searches online but I thought I'd start here first. 1) Experience with schools? Is there a big difference in neighborhoods? 2)Experience with neighbors, com...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Posted: 05 Aug 2008, 1:16 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,029

I've been receiving CBT for almost 2 years now. It's helped with the bad "mental habits" but I've had stalemates with the more organic sources of my mood disorder and "moving onward". It's possible that it's my therapist that has held me back in some of those cases rather than a general problem with...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Have a setback or is he regressing?

Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 4:35 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,696

I had two different thoughts: 1) The things you described could be signs of stress. Give a lot of thought to things that might be stressing your son, and work to mitigate them. 2) A sense of regression at this age is very normal with AS kids. This went through my head as I read Mum's post. 5 is a t...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Fussy eating is back

Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 12:54 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,066

I will repeat the oatmeal recommendation. Oatmeal is a great food that has lots of benefits. It has a surprising amount of iron in it. My son is pretty much a vegetarian as well.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: 18 year old AS/Bipolar son , when do you get tough?

Posted: 19 Jul 2008, 9:08 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 15,216

I believe if he has an IEP, he should still be eligible for care/education under the school district. I will disagree that an Aspie ought to be able to care for themselves independently at 18. Especially since it's obvious he got no training for it. However, I was able to hold down a job and do some...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Constipation....

Posted: 19 Jul 2008, 8:51 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,532

I make sure my son eats oatmeal with wheat germ every morning. Currently he likes refried beans too. Lots of fiber. Otherwise, he will get backed up too. Luckily he doesn't have sensory issues with BM and he tells me when "it hurts" so I know he's missing something in his diet. Things that constipat...
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