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Sat, 09-02-2006 - 8:47am

I am wondering if we could do a roll call and have each person indicate where they live. I was thinking it may be possible some of us live near each other and may have experience with local schools or have specialist and so forth to suggest. Heck, maybe even meet sometime?

Melissa

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In reply to: jeepmama2004
Sat, 09-02-2006 - 5:43pm

Yeah, we haven't done a roll call in awhile.

I'll go. Everyone knows where I live anyways because I complain about our insane school district all the time, even crazier for us RIGHT AT THE MOMENT...

Sara, married to lovely dh Cliff, only child Malcolm (age 9, PDD-NOS) who is leaving yet another private special needs school to be home tutored on an interim program (assuming lawyers and BOE agree this next Friday afternoon, light us some candles,please) while we consider yet another round of probably inappropriate schools and programming, since this City is so chaotic, messed up, behind the times and out-of control. How's THAT for an opinion?

Malcolm is doing great, the only problem will be scheduling the many playdates when his friends have to go to school, but we'll figure it out. Malcolm is VERY happy about the home school thing and getting all excited about what HE wants to study, field trips we can set up to museums, theatre, other cities if we want to. His riding instructor has asked him to ride competition in his first horse show at the end of the month (!) and he is willing to try. He is going for his green belt in Tae Kwondo soon, and now that he is out of school, he has started to write more children's books -- that's what he wants to do when he grows up, also he wants to live on a boat and has his future wife picked out as well. Fortunately, she has agreed.

I hope he is very successful and can support dh and I, 'cuz by the time he grows up, we are going to be very, very used up, old and tired.

Sara
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In reply to: jeepmama2004
Sun, 09-03-2006 - 10:47pm

So is this the roll call thread then?


I'm Debbie (29....oh my word I just typed in 30, let's not make me any older than I am) single mom to Isaac (5, two days away from kindergarten with AS).

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Mon, 09-04-2006 - 11:45am
I am Melissa (38) and married to dh who is 44. We have two children- dd (12) ADHD and ds (6) with Asperger's. We live in the Tampa, FL area. We both work Ft- I am in the mortgage industry and sh works for the police dept. I do mornings and dh does afternoons as he gets off at 3pm everyday. We are just trying to figure it all out still.
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Mon, 09-04-2006 - 4:27pm
I'm Jennifer (35) married to DH (34), with two kids: Sylvia (4.5 y.o., PDD-NOS) and Sebastian (turns 3 y.o. next month!) We live in the Rochester NY area, and we're very lucky in that services around here are very good. Sylvia has one more year of preschool to go (December birthday, so she'll be old for her year which is a good thing) and then we'll have to navigate the school system... yikes!
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Mon, 09-04-2006 - 7:41pm

Susan here in SE New Mexico.

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In reply to: jeepmama2004
Mon, 09-04-2006 - 7:44pm

Melissa,


Good idea.

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In reply to: jeepmama2004
Mon, 09-04-2006 - 9:08pm

Can we move this up to the main folder and label it roll call? If we can't move it, is it possible for everyone to maybe do again (so sorry). Just that I think alot of folks will miss it down here and if anyone new is coming around sometimes it helps them to see who all is here and they would look for a RC.

Anyway, if not, I am Renee (37) married for 15yrs to John (39) with 4 kids, Cait (12, AS and epilepsy), Mike (10, ASD), Emily (8, mostly NT and sweetie peetie - starting to worry about the mild LD thing again), and David (6, SPD and past dx'es of ADHD and PDD-NOS(borderline) I think only the SPD or SID is really accurate though but not sure, he has davidism). I work part time for an OT, was a teacher and am taking classes again for my special ed credential.

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Mon, 09-04-2006 - 10:51pm

Hi I'm Jackie and my three son's bring me here to the boards. Jacob(5)ASD/Mood disorder/seizures .He is very affected by his asd with severe receptive language delays. Most days he is a complete handful he fills up my heart and breaks it at the same time. Dylan-James (5)HFA-ASD/ADHD/Mood disorder/hyperlexia is a total handful most of the time. Over the past year he has made wonderful gains with talking , listening, learning. He loves to surf the net and be in control of his brothers.

Tyler (5)CP/Seizures/ASD/Apraxia/dispraxia/non verbal has really made progress this year with sounds/words he has very good receptive language but the expressive is not there yet. He is a little fresh thing I might add , he loves to smell hair and flirts with all the ladies. He has gotten stronger in all physical and developmental areas this year.

The boys are supposed to be going to kindergarten on Tuesday but will not attend until we resolve the iep issues at the impartial hearings at the end of this month and the start of next month. They have been taught at home from teachers and therapists this past summer and will continue in the home setting as a pendency placement. So until this is resolved they will be home with me ( I have turned my formal living room into a school room). I have been around several years but I seem to only have time to lurk. I hope to change that and get to know all of you better.

Jackie~


 


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Tue, 09-05-2006 - 8:33am

I'm Teri (33) divorced mom of 3 boys - we live in SW Michigan.

My munchkins are Josh (10 - probable AS), William (almost 7, NT but very strong-willed), and Ryan (1 month shy of 4 and starting to act like Josh did at that age).

Josh and Ryan live with me, William lives with his dad - which may sound odd, but works well. Custody/visitation is set up so they're together every weekend and we just finished splitting the summer (2 weeks here, 2 weeks there).

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Tue, 09-05-2006 - 1:18pm
Let's see Diva (38), married to DH (35) mom to NT DS (almost 5), (although i think he has some mild sensory issues) and DD Hannah (3.5) currently with a PDD-NOS diagnosis. We are in Howard County, Md. DD began early intervention about a month after her 2nd birthday (pedi wanted to wait but i decided to call early intervention - TG!) at home and last week began her 2nd year in a MINC (Multiple Intensive Needs Children) preschool class at our local elementary school. Last year she went for 2.5 hours a day, this year she is going full days (9:30-3:30)M/T/Th/F - Wed are half days so they staff can meet, do IEP's etc.. on Wed afternoon. DD has significant delay in her language skills, not so much in other areas so they still aren't entirely sure if the social delays are separate or the result of the speech & language delays. The school system just started an intensive AVBA/ABA program in January, and DD was admitted, but around spring break of last year and over the course of the summer, DD had a bit of a language explosion - lots of it is echolalic and singing familiar songs etc... but before she wasn't saying much of anything. so over the summer, she was retested for the program and we decided to keep her in her local classroom because her test scores had improved to the point they were afraid she'd get to the new program and then test out within a month. they did, however keep her space open for this semester to see if the language burst continues to improve. we have been pretty pleased with the team she's been working with at school, but we are having an IEP to hopefully add some ABA work to help out with at home stuff. She gets her ST and OT at school. she is a natural athlete so I am hoping to be able to put her in some sort of activity starting this spring. She kicks the soccer ball around with Dad etc..... but her receptive language has to get better before she can do something more organized..... okay thats probably more than you wanted to know.....lol - oh yeah, i work outside hte home, and dh's work keeps hom in europe for about 8-9 months a year so during that time i am like a single mom, but when he is home he is off so like a SAHD - in the summers and he is very hands on and involved. We are pretty lucky in that we have a bunch of teachers & spec educators in our family (well on my side- my DH's family is nuts!)so i get a lot of support, too bad they are all 6 hours away!!!

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