Does anyone else
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|Fri, 02-26-2010 - 6:57pm|
just feel completely alone?
Because Matthew is so high functioning, people forget that he IS ASD. The school doesn't understand why his hair isn't always cut, why his nails get long sometines, why his ears aren't cleaned out sometimes. My family forgets to give me warnings at family get togethers, so there is no family picture including me and Matthew...as I am often trying to pry him out from under a table or something since I only got a two minute notice and I tried to transition him from playing to getting pictures taken. My friends forget that when he is acting hyper, it is likely because his anxiety level is up,and he isn't trying to be a pain.
Nicole confuses people. Her school assumes since she is "smart", she is lazy and spoiled. That the reason she cries is to manipulate situations. She is not capable of that type of action. They forget that her capabilities change minute by minute. One time she may be capable of a math concept. The next time she has no clue what she is doing. One time she may be ok to write three paragraphs on a topic. Another time it may look like a Kindergarten child did the work. That due to the NVLD she processes verbally. Except that her verbal working memory impairment negates that strength. My family thinks she just needs more discipline. My friends don't have a clue.
I don't have a s/o to talk things through with. No one who can see what happens in this house daily. I am tired. And it just seems like no matter how hard I try, I feel like I must be doing something wrong.
Ugh. Ok...this just turned into a big pity post LOL...sorry!
Kelly, single mom to
N, 11 years old, Bipolar, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Sensory Regulatory Disorder,Non Verbal Learning Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Complex Partial Epilepsy,Verbal Working Memory Impairment.
H, 9 yrs, Very active. And very typical too LOL!
M, 7 yrs, Anxiety Disorder, PDD NOS.