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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2007
new here
Thu, 08-02-2012 - 8:58pm

Hi everyone.  Just thought I'd introduce myself.  I'm an Australian mum of two teens.   A 13yo girl and a 15yo boy (who also has autism).    Looking foward to meeting you all

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-05-1998
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 7:57am

Welcome!  I have a 19 year old DS with Asperger's Syndrome, as well as 2 other sons--21 and 16, and one DD, age 9.   This is a great board.


Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 9:43am
Welcome!! I'm Tracy, have DD's Jordyn (17), Emma (5) and Madison (3).
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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-1997
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 3:23pm

Nice to meet you here! 

I have a 20yo DS who was recently diagnosed as having Aspergers (which was no more of a surprise than finding out he was transgender), a 17yo DD, and a 12yo DS.

This group of parents has helped me quite a bit over the last several years.



Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 9:48pm
Welcome!! I am looking forward to your posts! I am mom to dd, 18 and heading off to her first year of college and ds, looking forward to his first year of high school. Dh and I have been married for almost 22 years and we live in the Chicago burbs.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-08-2009
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 9:27pm

Welcome, True Blue!

Your two are in the exciting, frustrating, exasperating years—also some of the most rewarding. These years with the kids at home are our “golden years” according to my parents.  They claim that the “rusting years” that follow are good, but not as good as when the kids are home driving you nuts.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We live in the greater Dallas Ft Worth area in Texas and live with our two daughters, SILs, and the cutest two grandsons (21 months and 3 months) in the solar system, but I am a bit biased for sure.  The daughters and SILs are still in school for another three years.

We feel truly blessed!!!!  And truly are blessed!!!!!


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-1999
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 10:33pm
Wendy here with 16 y.o. DD and 15 y.o. DS. Married for almost 22 years and living near my DH's hometown in northern Minnesota. I have returned to school to pursue a degree in elementary/special education. I have worked as a paraprofessional for several years and have worked with children and teenagers with autism in the past.
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2007
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 1:52am

Thanks for the warm welcome all.  I look forward to joining your community