Here I am. Story time

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Registered: 09-30-2005
Here I am. Story time
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Tue, 12-02-2008 - 12:57pm

What can I say?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 12-02-2008 - 4:22pm

Hi Katrina, welcome to the board.

                                

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Tue, 12-02-2008 - 7:59pm

Hello and welcome to the board.

For local support groupe you can check out the ASA. Also see if your district or any neighboring districts has a Special Ed PTA (SEPTA). Community centers nearby may have support groups also.

However, whether you find local support or not, you are perfectly welcome to stay here with us. Pull up a seat and make yourself at home.

-Paula


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-Paula

visit my blog at www.onesickmother.com
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Registered: 02-28-2008
Tue, 12-02-2008 - 8:11pm

Welcome to the board. I'm glad you found us too. Dealing with this alone is hard and while it isn't the same as IRL friends, cyber friends do help. The ladies here are very nice and helpful. Stick around for awhile and get to know some of them. We have chats every Thursday and Saturday nights at 10 pm EST. It's a nice way to get to know people better.

BTW, I grew up in Maine and have some appreciation for the lack of options and insular nature of the community. It has some good points, but there's a lot of down sides too. I'm now in the Chicago area which has a wealth of options, sometimes too many, lol!

Anyway, I hope this board becomes a resource for you. It is for me. I don't always post a whole lot, but I'm on just about everyday checking it.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Registered: 11-28-2006
Wed, 12-03-2008 - 1:41am

I just want to jump in and give a nice big warm welcome :)


Lainie

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Registered: 09-30-2005
Wed, 12-03-2008 - 1:34pm

The only support groups in Maine are Southern area.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 12-06-2008 - 10:25am

welcome.

I know you can't physically make it there often but I do know there is a great aspergers group in New England. I think it is called AANE for something like Asperger Association of New England.

I believe they have some conferences and those kinds of things which may be useful to you in the warmer months anyway. I am not sure exactly where in NE they are located but from what I recall they have a great website and loads of resources.

But welcome here. Even though autism and aspergers are becoming more common often people still don't have local resources and support so communities such as this one are vital. And we are pretty welcoming too.

At the tree Tunnel

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Registered: 09-30-2005
Mon, 12-08-2008 - 12:00pm

I wish to say thank you for the information.