Well, I wondered if I might join you all here? I am a mum from the UK - I have a 10 month old and we from the UK board are all visiting our "sister" board of the September Sprites 2005 (yes, we are all quite insane.) Take a look http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-prplaysep05n/?msg=12667.1 
Anyway, as well as the Sept 2005 board at home the SN Board is one I use a lot as I have a 5 year old with severe SN, and I thought as I am "over here" for a while I would look in on your board too - would that be ok?
My DD who is 5 has CP, severe learning disabilities and epilepsy. She doesn't walk or talk and is incontinent. She is wonderful - happy, sociable and loves company.
Looking forward to chatting with you all.