Hi everyone, guess I'll be joining you!

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Registered: 04-12-2008
Hi everyone, guess I'll be joining you!
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Sun, 05-31-2009 - 11:48am

Hello :) my name is Joni and I am new to this board but not to Ivillage. I have a Ds thats 8, Seth and a DD that is almost 8 months. I have been married to my DH Ryan for just about 10 years and we are from Northern Kentucky.

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 9:54am

Well, allow me to offer you a belated welcome to our little group. I haven't been around much recently due to poor health, but I am glad to see that you were welcomed and you seem to be settling in with us OK. :)

I am so glad you guys have a competent health professional to work with Seth. Tit makes a huge difference to have the correct diagnosis and to have a "go-to" doctor who gets it.

I have two kids. My son Peter is about to turn 11 and is HFA. My daughter Siobhan is 9 and is "at risk for Asperger's Syndrome" -I'm not sure what that means exactly, but it helps us to get good support for her at school, so I'll take it!

Feel free to ask any questions you need and to chime in on any post!

-Paula


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-Paula

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Registered: 05-28-2009
Tue, 06-02-2009 - 5:33am

Hi there and welcome to the board. I understand what you mean about the relief of the diagnosis: Euan was 8 (he's 10 now) when we got our diagnosis and it was such a huge relief to know that it wasn't our fault, or our parenting. I also have 2 NT kids, Rohan (6) and Maeve (3) so I know that the mix can be a handful.

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Registered: 06-25-2005
Sun, 05-31-2009 - 11:43pm

This board has been a wonderful source of info and support for me over the past 2-3 years. It's so nice to have people who "get" what you're going through, who've BTDT and can offer ideas to help or even just a shoulder to cry on.

I have four kids, two with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), my 10yo ds and 14yo dd (who also has a mood disorder). My neurotypical (NT) kids are 5yo dd and 12yo ds (both borderline ADHD). Dh also has AS.

Like you said, it was such a relief for our family when we got the AS diagnosis (dx) 'cus we finally knew WHY the kids were doing what they were doing, so we could find approaches for parenting that worked better. Even tho' we still have plenty of challenges, I think we're all much happier than we were a couple of years ago before we got the dx.

FYI, the ladies here are a very welcoming bunch, but we don't always remember to scroll down to the bottom of the board to check out newbies. You may want to post a brief hello in the top folder letting people know that you're here.