Not sure if I belong here...

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Not sure if I belong here...
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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 10:55pm

Hi, I am Michelle, long-time iVillage member!


 


Mich

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 1:46am

Welcome MIchelle! I do think you should stay, whether she has AS or not. She does have quite a few red flags, and it won't hurt to learn from the wonderful women (and an occasional man) that posts here!

This board has been a great support system, and I think you will love it!

Lainie

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 9:16am

Hi Michelle and welcome!


Anyone belongs here who wants to be here and contribute in a constructive way.

-Paula

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Registered: 08-10-2006
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 9:50am

Hi Michelle!


Welcome!

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Christine

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 10:25am
Thanks Lainie, nice to meet you!


 


Mich

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 10:31am

Thanks Paula!


 


Mich

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Registered: 09-29-2003
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 10:34am
Thanks Christine!


 


Mich

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Registered: 12-22-2003
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 10:45am

Hi Michelle- and WELCOME!

If you spend much time around here, you'll find that Paula and I agree pretty much all the time...and that is definitely the case with your situation! LOL I have two kids on the spectrum (and an NT in the middle), and our 9 year old son sounds a lot like your daughter. He's our Aspie. His obsession is video games, as opposed to movies- but honestly, it's all he flippin' thinks about!!! Although he is not Dx'd ADD/ADHD, he does take medication to help him stay focused in class because his obsessions would, in his words, "take over his brain" and he couldn't hear what the teachers were teaching.

I am impressed that your school psych. admitted that she cannot diagnosis! Time and time again I've seen people come to this board who's school has attempted to give a medical diagnosis...which is something they simply can't do!

If you ever decide to get an outside evaluation, I think you'll be glad you did (in the long run). While your daughter's current school sounds exceptional, you may find down the road that others aren't so willing to hand out services without a medical diagnosis. A lot of this depends on where you live...which is why DH and I are in the process of relocating. :-) I saw from your profile you're in Cali. We've got several Cali girls around here...so you're in really good company!

Anywho...enough babbling from me, welcome aboard!

Amy

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Registered: 06-02-2004
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 1:38pm

Hi Michelle! Welcome to the group! From what you've said about your dd, I think that she has red flags for an ASD. That being said, we welcome everyone here, whether the dx is "official" or not. I think you will find this group to be a great place for advice and for understanding. I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do!

Amy~Natalie & Lily's mom

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Registered: 04-11-2007
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 4:09pm
Hi Michelle,
Your dd sounds so much like my 9 year old ds. He has a medical diagnosis of PDD-NOS and anxiety disorder. Not really sure where the line is drawn for Asperger's, but oh well. It is funny, reading your post I am so jealous of your school!!!! Even though he has a med. dx, the school ignores it. They agree with the anxiety dx so he gets services, but what the heck? Anyway, your girls are beautiful, another thing I am jealous of, having 6 boys and no girls lol :) I think you have found a wonderful place for support and information. I am pretty new here myself, and although I don't post much, I read just about every post and learn so much everyday. Sometimes, I am having a really rough day, read a post that is so similar to my own situation and just smile, and feel a little bit better just knowing I'm not going this alone. Glad to meet you!
carey
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Registered: 05-16-2006
Thu, 06-28-2007 - 4:26pm

Welcome to the click Michelle
I have a 3 almost 4 yr old with PDD
We are new to school system and only been offically dx'ed for a year
This board is fantastic, I can't go anywhere else where my girls understand me.
Hope you stay awhile

Nora

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