Mind if we do a Roll Call?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mind if we do a Roll Call?
Tue, 01-30-2007 - 1:40pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm terrible at remembering everyone.


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Registered: 01-23-2007
Tue, 01-30-2007 - 6:02pm

Hi *waves* . I'm Sarah (30)and my DH is Bill (32). We live in Washington State, but we are getting transferred to Japan this summer. He is in the Navy and has been in for 15 years. We have two children. Our son is 4 1/2 and he has Asperger's/PDD-NOS. He was just diagnosed in December. Our daughter is 9 years old. She doesn't have ASD. Both of our kids are so wonderful! Our son is so smart and he loves his 200 piece puzzles, he liked to draw the planets, and currently he is obesessed with learning about the human body. Our daughter plays the guitar and is very talented. She's also a Girl Scout, so we are busy selling those cookies!

Hmmm...my favorite dessert is Key Lime Pie and Pecan Pie..YUMMY!!

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Registered: 07-06-2006
Tue, 01-30-2007 - 7:29pm

I'm Chrissy 24, sahm, wife to Nathan 27.

Madison is 7, in first grade, and brilliant. She is nt.
Hayden is 4, in dev. preschool, he has HFA.
Mason is 21 months, and he is in EI, and "at-risk" and has hypotonia.

My fav desert is CAKE!

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Registered: 12-22-2003
Tue, 01-30-2007 - 8:58pm

I'm Amy in Central Illinois. I'm somewhere in my 30's, but prefer not to talk about that! :-) Currently I'm a SAHM "again". My DH is Marc, and he's an undiagnosed Aspie.

In terms of kiddos~
Noah is 9, Dx=Asperger Syndrome (fully mainstreamed, with supports, doing incredibly well)
Emma is 7, NT (honestly, she's as close to perfect as a child can be)
Claire is 6, Dx=Autism (fully mainstreamed, with supports and a 1:1)

We've been weaving our way around the "World O' Autism" since our son was 4, so we've got some experience under our belts.

My favorite desert~ depends on your definition of desert, I guess. If you're talking about something you enjoy after a big meal, then I'd have to say wine. If you're talking about sweets then I'd have to say cake, ice cream, pie, candy...anything and everything in that genre!


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Tue, 01-30-2007 - 8:58pm

I'm Robin (36), dh Glen (41), ds Henry (6)--aspie working on getting a dx, and ds Mark (18 months)--undetermined but the opposite of his big brother so far.

We live in a suburb of Memphis, TN.

My favorite dessert is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup blast from Sonic.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 01-31-2007 - 10:42am

Renee from SoCal. I am currently getting my masters in special education after going back from being SAHM for the last 8 years. I was a special ed teacher on emergency credential and a credentialed regular ed teacher prior to that. I am married for 15 years to an autism specialist (yes we were in the field pre-kid)

I have 4 kids. Cait (12, AS and epilepsy, full inclusion SDC with shared aide and supports), Mike (nearly 11, ASD, SDC class - mainstreamed 2/3 of his day and has a full time 1:1), Emily (NT and no Amy, she is nearly perfect! - Actually doing some research for a class and I do think she may have a bit of dyslexia but that is a long story) and Dave (7 - SPD (or SID if you prefer) and other past dx'es that I don't really think hold anymore but who knows).

We have been involved in autism for 15 years as professionals and as parents since Cait was 4.

Fave dessert. You guys are evil. I am on a diet. No dessert! But if I did it would have to be ice cream. Just about any kind of ice cream.


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Wed, 01-31-2007 - 11:27am

I'm Misty, with DH and DS Taran (8, Aspergers) in the western suburbs of Chicago. Taran is in 3rd grade in a self-contained classroom with 9 boys, 1 teacher and 2 full-time aides. He is mainstreamed for specials and science and is doing quite well. One of the aides always accompanies the kids when they go to their other classroom. This is his 2nd year in this class and we will soon be considering his placement for 4th grade. I think he will continue in another self-contained classroom (in a different school) but it is possible that he will go to our home district school (which he has never attended). Either way, next year will be a new challenge!

I returned to school this semester to take some pre-requisites for a graduate program in Occupational Therapy.

Favorite dessert? I love ice cream (Oberweis chocolate peanut butter!), but creme brulee is my favorite.

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Wed, 01-31-2007 - 1:29pm

We're from SW MI.

I'm Teri, single mom to Josh - 10.5 (Aspie, being evaluated by the school system), William - 7 (NT, and surrounded by sibs that aren't) and Ryan - 4 (suspected SID and possibly ASD). The boys also have a 6yo step-sister who has speech and motor delays.

Favorite dessert - 7-layer cookies or mint chip ice cream!

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Wed, 01-31-2007 - 2:37pm

Betsy, currently living in the midlands of South Carolina, previously from Wisconsin and Illinois. I'm a costume designer and seamstress for an interior designer. I've also been subing at Owen's preschool (steady work this time of year) and doing nursery duty at church one morning a week. Married to a 'computer geek' w/ lots of aspie characteristics for 17 1/2 yrs. We have 5 kids.

Warren, ADD-nos, SID, almost aspie, but just a little too social (not always appropriately social though), has eczema, allergies and asthma. 15, 9th grade, special academy in the highschool for quirky kids who need extra support but are advanced in academic placement.

Amelia, NT, 13, 7th grade, midpuberty, beautiful, artistic, opinionated, strong willed, difficult.

Weston, Dx ASD, 10, 5th grade. fully mainstreamed w/ supports, in gifted classes for math and LA. trying to find proper placement for middleschool (not finding anything quite right, SD not willing to even talk about it yet).

Martha, 7, 2nd grade. struggling in school, trying to get someone at SD to do something-- working on getting an appointment for private Dx, probably dyslexia. Then to figure out what to do educationally for her.

Owen, 5, preschool, SID probable ADHD (tho this is MUCH better since SID is undercontrol!).

I need to put down some water, but don't know which I can let go of right now. If I let one go, I might mess up the perfect balancing act I'm trying to do. I did let the preschool know that I can't sub as often and I'm thinking about turning down a large drapery order (or postponing it) so I can concentrate on the kids education. DH is no help at all!


PS forgot about dessert-- I've been on a major life change/healthy living change for a full year but I still indulge occasionally, I love angel food or sponge cake w/ fresh fruit, or for something very special lemon meringue pie, key lime pie.

Edited 1/31/2007 7:57 pm ET by betz67
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Wed, 01-31-2007 - 3:03pm

Hi, I'm Lainie. I live in Central California. I'm 42, DH - Tony is 41.

My kids,
Marisa, 19 who is such a joy to have as a dd. She has turned out to be a beautiful, loving, responsible young adult, which was not something I could easily see when she was 5, as she had been dx'd with BPD. It was a hard and rough road, but she made it, and I didn't loose it in the process lol. She is married to a great guy and gave me an absolutely beautiful Grandson who I adore and love to spoil when he's over lol.

Christopher 10, is such a great kid, I just love him to pieces. He is very loving and loves to give hugs and kisses. He is currently being dx for AS but so far for sure they have found Dysgraphia, which has been a big relief, because now the school HAS to help him.

Nicholas 7, God what a hilarious kid he is. He is full of spunk and extremely creative. He is the one that makes me think he will grow up and be some kind of entertainer of sorts. He just loves to perform. He will soon be tested after my 10 yr old, as he has alot of verbal and motor tics. I strongly suspect Tourettes.

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Wed, 01-31-2007 - 3:40pm

CJ, 40ish,secretary from Boston Ma. Computerwork/typing is not one of my strong points.
Son,9, dx with asd, bp, social anxiety and marital problems leftover fom my divorce from his dad(9yrs ago).Since he began advanced 4th gr in public school,I'm seeing great growth in him. Son has taken interest in music and computers. These are things he can talk to people about but can do by himself.On the few times he does play with other children it is usually parallel paly.

Favorite dessert..cream puff with real whip cream and hot chocolate sauce.