Got up the nerve & did the support group

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Got up the nerve & did the support group
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Tue, 10-07-2003 - 4:53pm
I finally got up the nerve to go to an AS support group last night! I am glad I did. I was nervous! My dh didn't go but I did. There were a few dad's but mostly mom's. There were 25-30 parents there. It was for parents only. I was only 1 of 3 parents who had daughters with AS. Everyone was very nice-just like here! A psychologist answered questions for 90 min. Everyone was talking. I could relate to everyone whether their kids were young or old. I learned some knew things & I will probably go again. They had a wonderful library of books to check out. It was put on by our County Autism society. Anyway, just thought I'd share. Take Care, Mary Ann
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Tue, 10-07-2003 - 5:40pm

That sounds really cool!

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Tue, 10-07-2003 - 8:31pm
Mary Ann,

Good for you. I am always telling newbies and others to find a support group with eye contact and facial expressions. We are irreplacable of course, but we can be supplemented ;0

It can be nerveracking however, without anonymity and a computer to hide behind. The main benefit of local support of course is the local information pertaining to doctors, resources, schools and school districts et al that groups like this miss out on.

My SEPTA is supposed to be starting an informal parent group to meet at rotating houses, but I haven't heard too much of it of late -although I volunteered of course.

Think I'll wait a few week then put me butt-kicking boots on.

You may find the groups a bit stilted at first, but keep going the connections will form

Good luck

-Paula

-Paula

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Tue, 10-07-2003 - 9:48pm
Mary Ann,

It is wonderful that you found comfort with a support group. I do not believe we have one here. I wish we did.

This board is my support group. I love it here because my DS is "normal" here! ;-)

Take care,

Linda

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Tue, 10-07-2003 - 11:53pm

Oh Man, was it the North County one in Carlsbad? I wish I would have gone and said hi to you.

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Wed, 10-08-2003 - 3:59am

Thing at TriCity? Is this like a lecture/conferance thing? Can I come? I can prbably get DH to take a vaccasion day or two to stay home and watch the kids while I go down there for a few days. Please tell me this is some sort of thing that would justify my traveling the 400 miles. I REALLY NEED A VACCATION! Can I stay with you?


Peace,
Candes

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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 1:33am
Renee, I am going to go to the Tri-City thing. I'll see you & your SIL there! The same psychol. that was answering questions @ the support group is lecturing there. I can go 'cause it's in the eve. after work. The all day conference on the 12th sounds great. I may not be able to go to an all day conference though if I'm working that day. I'll check my sched. I am going to an all day nursing conference on the 17th. I have your ph. # on my fridge- Take Care, Mary Ann