As I just read over my post, I will be "spell checking" & proofing my post from now on!
Welcome to the board!
I hope that you find the friendship and support that you need here. It's a great group of ladies who all have 'been there, done that' and get what life on the spectrum is like.
I'd be happy to translate some of the abbreviations if you are flummoxed by any of them. lol
I'm glad you have a meeting with the school coming up soon, because they need to accommodate your son's dx. Executive functioning skills are quite often deficient with ASD kids. It often makes for an 'absent minded professor' kind of kid.
It might also look around to try to find a social skills therapy group for him. OT's, SLP's and SW's often run them . Graham has been in one since he was 5 and it's helped him immensely in socializing. He also sees a SW individually to help him process his emotions and thoughts.
I hope to get to know you better over time as you integrate this into your life. It's a big process, accepting and dealing with an ASD dx. I hope that we can help you through it. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like, vent, spout, brag, and just generally make yourself at home.
Andrea, mom to
Graham Miles Anson
A very quick welcome as I am flying between meetings and sick children, but I have a DS (11) with Aspergers and we are coping with a lot of similar issues, so I shall try and post a bit more later. Welcome to the board!
Kirsty, mum to Euan (11, Aspergers Syndrome) Rohan (7, NT) and Maeve (4, NT)
"My definition of housework is to sweep the room with a glance"
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Hello and welcome!
Cameron is right between my two, both of whom are Aspie. My son is 11 and my daughter 9.
I welled up with tension when I read that story about the principal's conversation with your poor son. WHAT? Let me see if I have this straight: She asks "how can we help you?", he answers very approproiately, ASKING for help and she shoots him down? If she didn't really want to help, why offer it? Grrrrr.... I don't blame you for getting stabby. I am too on your behalf.
As for the conferences? Does Cameron have any special accommodations for his disability in school? I would definitely raise that question. If they want to "help" him not forget his books, then they can put a plan in place in WRITING for what they will do to achieve this. There is a special Education Plans board here on ivillage that can give you more help on the type of plans (there are two) and how to ask for evaluations. Don't be put off by the "Special Ed" label. Many of our kids have very high IQs but they need a special education plan to help with things like classroom functioning, social skills, organizational skills, adaptive PhysEd and pragmatic speech therapy.
here is the link
I do hope you stick around and post often. Feel free to chime in on any topic, too.
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I just got Cameron to bed, and am in the process of getting things ready for tomorrow, but I couldn't help but post a quick, but very sincere thank you, to you ladies.
Hi and welcome to the boards! :) I wanted to give you our list of the most commonly used acronyms, although there are many more that aren't on the list. If you ever run across an abbreviation you don't know, just ask!