Coming out of Lurkdom

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Coming out of Lurkdom
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Mon, 02-11-2008 - 6:26pm

Hi, I'm Andie... I used to be on this board pretty regularly when my ds Xander was diagnosed in 2006. I still check pretty regularly so I figured I would reintroduce myself.

Xander is 6 and was diagnosed with AS, then Autism, then declared 'middle of the road'. He has special issues with SIDS, echolalia, and ADHD..for the short list. :)He has always been homeschooled and it seems to go pretty well most of the time since he wouldn't be able to function through transitions, big groups, etc.

I am currently finishing a BAS in Psychology and intend to start grad school in a year and a half... the focus being research and working with ASD children. It has been a huge learning experience with this kiddo so far!

If you want to know more about our journey you can click on my blog link below.

Look forward to getting to know all of you.

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Mon, 02-11-2008 - 8:30pm

Welcome back.

                                

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 1:30pm

Hi Andie,

Welcome, again! It's good to see you here. I'm glad homeschooling has been good for Xander. We have toyed w/ the idea of homeschooling our kiddos (or part of them) but currently they're still in the public school. I just don't think I have the patience and organization to do it properly. way to go! Congrats on your own schooling! It's great that you're willing to dedicate your life to ASD children and research.

Betsy

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 8:29pm
Thanks for the welcome Heather! I can't believe how much this board is hopping.. When I used to be on there wasn't very many of us. Good to see so many people have found some great support!

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 8:35pm
Patience?? Organization?? I have never been accused of that. In fact, I think dh would laugh at both of those. lol Seriously though, I think it makes a big difference when you get started and figure out that you're the sole educator and they're relying on it. I never thought we'd be the hs'ing types of parents but where we were in GA (specifically the school Xander would attend) made us have to re-evaluate. It didn't even meet acceptable standards while we were there. Scary, huh? Now that I am hs'ing I couldn't imagine them being in public school again. Funny how things change.

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