Could we do a Roll Call?

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Could we do a Roll Call?
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Sun, 09-11-2005 - 4:58pm

Hi Everyone,


I'm still fairly new to this board and would love to get to know who's who.

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Sun, 09-18-2005 - 9:32am

Hi there! I'm rather new too! I'm Heather (30), dh Kirk (36), ds Josh (5) hypotonia, sensory issues, and most likely AS...although not medically diagnosed yet, and ds Justin (23mos) NT, but very active and keeps us on our toes.
I sometimes don't have much time to post, but try to lurk as often as I can.

Heather

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Registered: 04-15-2003
Fri, 09-16-2005 - 4:11pm

Hi -

I mostly lurk on this board but I am always around. You guys give me so much hope and inspiration as well as information. I have an almost 4 (10/11) NT son and an as yet undiagnosed DD who will be 3 in feb, but we suspect she may be on the spectrum, albeit fairly high functioning. At her first evaluation, autism came up but after a couple other evaluations and a few months of working with her, they have backed off some bu I suspect we will end up with a PDD-NOS in the end. So, right now, her only diagnosis is a speech delay (about a year), but were are SO blessed to live in a wonderful county in MD where that is all she needs for services. She was receiving in home services for 10 hours a month but our WONDERFUL EIS managed to get her into the pre-school RECC at our neighborhood school. So she started preschool last week ago and I am very proud of her as today she let go of my hand and took her teachers hand without any crying!!! anyway, she cetainly has some quirks but we'll see what happens.....

Wendy (37)
Mommy to Trey (4, almost) and Hannah (2.5)
wife to Harp (34)




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Thu, 09-15-2005 - 9:58am

Paula-- I haven't been gone, just mostly lurking. Things are going fine--at least for Chris, my AS kid. His resource teacher picked terrific teachers for him; he loves Art Club--his first ever extracurricular activity, and is handling the walk to and from middle school like a pro.

Right now, we're all wrapped up in trying to help his younger brother's axiety disorder, which is affecting both his school life and his sleep (or lack thereof). We're working with a therapist, but it's like going back to the early days with Chris--the uncertainty, the therapies, the tantrums, etc. No fun for any of us.

Elizabeth

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Wed, 09-14-2005 - 10:30am

Hi Elizabeth,

Good to see you back!

How are things?

-Paula

-Paula

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Wed, 09-14-2005 - 8:57am

Valerie 28 married to Tim 30 x8 years in December. We have Matt 3 ASD and Austin 2 PDD-NOS. Both boys are in preschool programs and for the first time in forever, I have a minute to myself! I use to work in as a Medical Assistant in the OB/GYN field. Someday I would like to get my RN and work OB or ER. But for now, my priority is working with the boys.

We live in Rochester NY, home to Eastman Kodak and Xerox. We may have snow, but at least no hurricanes or earthquakes.

Valerie

~Valerie
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Wed, 09-14-2005 - 8:48am

Hi, I'm Elizabeth with DH Jay in Lansing, Michigan. Our kids are Matt (15 next month), Christopher, 12, with Asperger's Syndrome and Seasonal Affective Disorder, Gregory, 9, with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Catherine, 2, with the terrible two's.

Elizabeth

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Registered: 10-03-2004
Tue, 09-13-2005 - 11:54am

We are Sara (ageless) and Cliff (39)-- married 10 years this October -- and Malcolm, age 8 now and dx PDD-NOS. I was a professional actress and theatre producer/artistic director of Titans Theatre Company here in NYC for years, currently only employed at my backup line of work, teaching fitness (aerobics, spin, yoga, etc.)in NYC gyms and working with a slew of clients as a personal trainer (hourly rate very high, and unlike theatre, work flow is not as unpredictable). My husband Cliff is also a computer geek, designing software and web stuff, all mucho foreign language to me, currently working for Wall Street firm and also freelance.

Malcolm was started as developmental delay at age 3 in CPSE with lots of extra OT for high SID, and quickly developed loads of language, started reading on his own at age 2, now at least a few years ahead of age level but not sure how much as he seems to be able to read anything! We have been working him hard ever since, tons of therapy, ASD school, social skills and lots of RDI, OT, and constant playdates.

NYC schools' accommodation of ASD kids appalling and almost criminal, so separate school seems only alternative, so we are slowly working on getting him inclusion activities so he can learn more about the big, bad world that doesn't understand his difficulties. He has many friends, ASD and NT, quite a chatterbox, has troubles with team sports but wants to learn. After a difficult end to (otherwise excellent) summer in NT Day Camp, he is still very tactile-defensive, so we are re-upping his sensory diet for the 1st time in years and finally considering short-acting anti-anxiety meds as needed in future.

Malcolm is a super tall, funny, sensitive, loyal, and gorgeous young man. He is the joy of my life.

Sara
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Registered: 04-03-2004
Mon, 09-12-2005 - 6:33pm

Hi all -

I am Lisa (36 next month) hubby is Tom (36) and we have an almost 4 year old boy - Ryan. We have not had Ryan evaluated/diagnosed but our pediatrician suspects Aspergers. Hubby and I are trying to decide how to proceed from here.

We are in the process of adopting a baby and have been waiting 9 months for a match with a birthmother. We hope to get "the call" soon!

I posted about 10 days ago with questions and would like to thank all that responded - very supportive and usefull information. Sorry not to get back on the board sooner but we have just moved across country and are in the middle of a laundry room/kitchen remodel which - needless to say - has kept us busy.

Thanks!

Lisa

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Registered: 06-09-2005
Mon, 09-12-2005 - 3:09pm

Hello everyone!

I also usually lurk, but thought I'd take the opportunity to introduce myself. I'm Kate, mom to Ryan (6) and wife to Dan. We live in PA. Ryan was dx at 4 with mild aspergers, and had a lot of sensory issues. He received OT, PT, Speech and Dev therapy in preschool, and made alot of progress. He just started in a regular kindergarten, classfied as autistic and speech impaired. He shares an aide with another classmate and has 30 mim/wk Speech, 90 min/wk with autism support teacher, and OT and PT consults. Ryan is a sweet boy with a quirky sense of humor, and we love him to pieces!

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Registered: 08-26-2005
Mon, 09-12-2005 - 1:22pm
Hi everyone,
I'm Teresa(33) and my DH is Jason(30). Our children are Jake and Ella. Jake is 2 since April and was diagnosed around that time with Pdd-nos. Ella is 15 months and right now has no diagnosis and hopefully it will stay that way! She does have sensory issues with touch but other than that no other issues so far. Jake is a very loving, bright and active child. His diagnosis I'm told will probably change to AS in the future.

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