Hi, I am Michelle, long-time iVillage member!
Yeah, I've been reading at this board for a little while.....then I tried to organize everything I would say in an intro, then hemmed and hawed........then finally just dove in!
So glad I did!!!!
Lainie, don't be too jealous yet, we're still fairly brand new to the services!
Thats so cool! Maybe we can meet up sometime. Were both around the same age too. I'm so jealous of your school situation lol. I wish mine was as good with my boys.
If you so feel like it, shoot me an email and we can exchange numbers. If your nervous that you don't know me, and wonder if I'm a weirdo (no comments from the peanut gallery please hehehehe) don't worry, I'm just a little strange, not alot lol.
Wow, thanks everyone for all the welcomes and stories!
Hey Michelle,I noticed Amy mentioned you were in Cali, so I looked at your profile. Guess what, I'm also in Central Cali! I'm in Visalia, where are you at if you don't mind me asking?
Welcome to the click MichelleI have a 3 almost 4 yr old with PDDWe are new to school system and only been offically dx'ed for a yearThis board is fantastic, I can't go anywhere else where my girls understand me.Hope you stay awhile
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
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!