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Thu, 05-18-2006 - 2:46pm

My son is actually just going through the process of being tested for aspergers. I have been trying to get him into OT for some time now. He is currently in PT. He was having some problems in school. (kindergarden). His handwriting is poor and he is having trouble with with his small muscle coordination. He is easily over-stimulated and he waves (flaps) his hands. He does not like large crowds. He does do pretty well socially though. He does not have problems making friends but I think he tries too hard. He does not like to be a team player and share.(only child though)

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Wed, 05-24-2006 - 1:55pm

Hi and Welcome,


I hope you feel at home here.

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Fri, 05-19-2006 - 11:25am

Just wanted to say "Hi and Welcome"......I'm new here myself.....oldest son (8 yrs) just diagnosed with aspergers in December 2005. It sounds like you are doing everything right....good job! Let us know how things are going......pop in for venting or questions or whatever.....we're here ready to listen and help whatever way we can.

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Christie (SAHWife and mom in Ohio to two beautiful boys - Vaughn 8 yrs with AS and Jack almost 2 yrs)

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Thu, 05-18-2006 - 8:23pm

For PT we are taking him to a pediatric rehab. center. He qualified for insurance to pay for most of it. He loves going to PT because the lady he has makes it fun. He absolutely hates his braces though. He got them Tuesday and we are in the process of breaking them in.


I am trying to get OT through the school. He goes to a private school though so I am having to go through the school district that we actually live in to get the OT. It is a little harder that way because that means I will have to pull him out of his reg. school at least once a week and take him over to the district school to have his OT. I have to meet with a women next week so she can give him his first evaluation test.


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Thu, 05-18-2006 - 7:21pm

Hello and welcome.

Good luck with the evaluations and I hope that OT comes through. Does he get PT through the school or outside of school?

I am Paula. I also have a kindergartener, Siobhan (DD) who does not yet have a real DX. Some kids are very difficult to quantify: Siobhan's official DX is "at risk for Aspergers syndrome" . Sometimes I think she is Aspergers, sometimes I think ADD and SID (same as her Mom!).

My DS 7, is High Functioning Autistic (HFA) so I stick around anyway ;)

Ya know there are lots of challenges one faces as a special needs mom, but one really great upside: You meet sdo many really great people: Other special needs parents and people who work with "our" kids, are some of the best people I have ever met.

So please stick around and let us know you better.

-Paula

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Thu, 05-18-2006 - 6:43pm

Hi and welcome.

Many kids with AS can at least fake the social skills for a while. Or they can do pretty well until the social demands get higher in upper grades and then they may start to fall behind.

It is good that you are getting him assessed now and started on therapy. Early intervention is key and it also helps to keep the kids from having all those social failures. At least it gives them more tools and supports which can be really key.

It takes a bit of getting used to, the special needs parent thing, but we are a pretty nice group of gals to hang out with. Though I will admit no one really wants to join our club and we would rather be more exclusive and not have as many members, but we welcome all who's paths happen to join ours.

Welcome,

Renee

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