New here..here's my intro

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Registered: 03-26-2003
New here..here's my intro
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Mon, 06-09-2003 - 8:43am
Hello,

My name is Lisa...i am a SAHM , I have been married to my hubby for almost 13yrs. We have 2 sons ages 11 and 9 and four foster children ages 3, 7.5, 11 and 13

Three of our foster children have special needs. The youngest almost three, is suspected FAS, we are awaiting the results of genetic testings as well. he is delayed in speech, and is about a year behind in everything else. He recieves pyshio and OT every third month and speech as well. he attends a Nursery School with a resource worker. In Sept. he will go to a more intense program, he was one of 8 kids choosen... YAH...

The middle one has learning disabilities, is ADHD and ODD... He is coming along academically but continues to have major difficulties with his behaiours.

Our older foster son is 11 and is ADHD and he is in a general learning disabilties class. My dh and I have been fostering for over 3 years, I have always worked with children who have special needs, did respite for Community Living prior to fostering and also ran a homedaycare for 10yrs...(i just closed down because youngest fs really needs one on one)I find the end of the year the most difficult due to all the IEPs and figuring out where each child is going to be next year. Our school wants our 7yr old to go into a behav. class next year *i don't agree* but i don't get much say. Anyways i guess thats enough for now.... Now that i found this board i will be around...

thanks..

Lisa....
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Registered: 04-05-2003
Tue, 06-10-2003 - 10:03am
Hi Lisa,

My name is Netti and I am SAHM also. I worked part time until my youngest was born severely permature. She is 3 now but was born at 25 weeks and has many issues including siezures a shunt and a feeding tube. She was diagnosed with severe CP and gets Speech OT PT and early childhood 6 times a week (summer schedule varies). She doesn't eat, walk or talk and we were just told last week that the chances of any of these things happening are very small. I guess we knew that deep down but it is very hard to hear. It always takes me about a week to get my spirits back up to deal with, you know,..everything. We have two boys ages 11 and 8. We love Jenna so much and even tho she doesn't talk she conveys her love with pats of her hand and smiles, wiggles and now she does laugh. We live in rural South Dakota were there are few resourses or others families with needs any where near ours so I really enjoy communicating with other families with special needs. I hope to see your posts often. Netti and Jenna
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Registered: 10-08-2003
Tue, 10-14-2003 - 2:58pm
Your daughter sounds just like my daughter....Angel also never walked, talked or even sat up by herself unless in her wheel chair. She was fed with a G-tube. If you feel you need to talk please feel free to email me. I was always very positive with Angel and still am since she has passed. I do have some ruff days but tend to make it through. I have always felt she was here for a reason and has taught me so much.
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Registered: 03-21-2003
Wed, 10-15-2003 - 9:40pm

Hi Lisa,


Welcome to the board.


Hello,
My name is Julie,I am a 27 year old,stay at home mom to 2 kids.A daughter that is 6,her name is Erika. I homeschool Erika.And my son is 4,his name is Jon.He has Global Delays,Development Delays,Speech Delays.He was diagnosised with Mental Retardation last May.He has had 2 eye surgeries.He has Strabismus and Exotropia that deals with his vision and he has a lazy eye.He has low muscle tones also.And he is allergic to all dairy products,so we have to watch what he eats and drinks.And we have to keep a eye on