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Registered: 01-26-2011
New to board :)
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Wed, 01-26-2011 - 11:47am

Hi everyone! My name is Michelle and my

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Registered: 09-27-2007
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 2:00pm

Hello and welcome to the board.

Jessie Mommy to Gabe (5.8 yrs old ASD, CAS, SPD) and Zane (1.10 yrs old ESD)

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Registered: 01-26-2011
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 12:01am

Hi there! Thanks for the warm welcome!

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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 12:54pm

Both my son and I are AS with Tourettes and anxiety disorder. Even so, the varying degrees to which people can suffer vary so our experiences might not apply to you. For both of us, we're very lucky because our cases are very mild, still there are challenges. Just yesterday I had to email his science teacher because my son had been ticing vocally much more frequently and in her class (I'm guessing stress.) She was very understanding, we're lucky to have the teachers that we do, but the stress on him really has to be worked through to keep him from being so self-conscious.

As far as the Aspergers goes, I had to fight the doctor for his diagnosis. They were being very wishy-washy after all of the testing.

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Registered: 01-26-2011
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 7:56pm
I'm so happy I found you all here too! It is so nice to relate to people! I love what was said about discussing the issues in a positive way. The only times I feel I need to explain is when close friends who only see my son, Brady, occasionally who say things like, "he seems fine, typical kid stuff." And I feel like I have to justify that I am not a crazy lady who looked for things to be wrong with my child. How do you ladies handle that?