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» June 4th 2011
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» Favor....Locals..read..please...
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» Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is hosting the first of its best practices webinars
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» We need to start this website back up again!
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» Group Home Manager is Yelling I Need Help
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» Support Group Meetings 2011 *EDITED*
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» community happenings!
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» Asperger's (how it is diagnosed and treated)
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» What do you do when people look at you by the pills you take vs. the person you are?
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» Items under your nose that are gluten free, and cheap too!
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» Adam
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» Looking for friends
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» Maas-Rowe Carillon Questions
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» Video Emails from Dr. Ron
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» Ah, it's good to be back.
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» 1st Annual Aspergers Volleyball Tournament
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» free event: Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Sailing and Kayak Clinic
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» Help! I Seem to be Getting More Autistic!" ARTICLE
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» Was this teacher out of line?
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» OMG THE PLACE IS REMODELED!!!!
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» Got Plates?
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» Local IEP Advocate!! THANKS VAL!!!
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» Pinellas ESE advisory board meetings
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» Dentists who use sedation.. thanks Dr. Ron
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» Hey GAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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» Autism in the news: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A hormone thought to encourage bonding between mothers and their babies may foster social behavior in some adults with autism, French researchers said on Monday.
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» **********echo*******************
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» Any ideas on how to make a gluten regression easier for both child and family?
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» Hi! Long time no see.
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» Hellooooo? Need some freakin' help here.
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» Cats or dogs? Summer or winter?
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» Mozark and the whale *aspergers movie* on showtime on demand.. SUCKED by the way
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» Adult Aspergers Syndrome
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» Asperger’s Syndrome: A Developmental Puzzle by Michael McCroskery
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» Really Cool Super Awesome Thing! Kim And Kelly You Have To Read This!
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» 2 Articles of Interest Re: Aspergers
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» Accidently stubled across some info about meletonin oops!
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» Lack of Services for ASD
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» New and having a hard time
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» Sorry I haven't been around as much (update)
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» Having a hard time again
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» Important paradox/riddle! Anyone care to help with it?
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» Follow through or not.
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» New Pediatrics Autism Study Putting Prevalence at 1 in 91
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» Different Directions
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» AS is a very difficult diagnosis to make.
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» How is everyone?
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» CD to benefit the AAA ~!!!!! Check this out!!
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» I met Joe Diffie's son!
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» Anyone feel like helping me smack the crap out of my former boss?
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» Lazy or Aspergers?? or both?
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» The right thing?
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» Mark Fowler and his wonderful work.
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» A.A.A. RESEARCH STUDY. Do you see any differences between females with Aspergers vs. males with Aspergers
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» What happened?? because I don't know, do you?
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» Haha, Funny URL.
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» Dude! Kim, I forgot to tell you... and maybe anyone else at the last meeting...
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» My son is making strange noises!
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» Terrible sound on video
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» Aspian or Aspergian?
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» If you, or you know someone who needs a BIG/HUGE carseat..
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» Just a quick hello
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» We started the FLDRS process...and here's what we found out so far
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» Support Groups
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» (Aspergers) Boy Meets Girl Movie
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» I give up, with trying to ever just relax, really.. I'm so flustrated!
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» Basic White or Yellow Cake
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» When did this category get here?
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» Pork Fried Rice
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» Why Are The Private Messages Still Disabled????
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» Sorry I've been M.I.A.
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» 5Km Run For AS!
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» Help for a mother.
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» Aspergers and empathy
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» We are the three amigo(a)s!Aanyone care to join?
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» Vaccinations, Red Book, What?
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» What is the first step?
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» Children who can’t cuddle
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» Challenging popular myths about autism
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» I NEED your HELP!!
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» Ok..what do I do? any suggestions..
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» Back home!
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» Any spanish speakers willing to help an aspie in spain?
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» Gluten Free Simple Bread
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» More research (genetics)
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1Ok..what do I do?  any suggestions.. Empty Ok..what do I do? any suggestions.. on Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:27 am

csweepigirl

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I don't know if I should still call FDLRS and have Kailey evaled.. or just let it go, because she is a lot more social now, and is doing alot better in terms of meltdowns. I don't know what is "normal" or "typical" for her age. I am at a loss of what to do about school. I "could" just enroll her in K4 next year and see what happens, if they have problems with Kailey, than we can decide whether she will need an IEP? Its so hard to tell because she has really never been away from me completely. In my own personal opinion, I think Kailey would do better in a smaller class. Suggestions? I know I have some time.. but I don't want to be late on anything, like testing. She's going to see a new developmental ped, I'm waiting on a call back..so maybe I just wait until then. I haven't even taken Kailey for her 3 year old checkup yet, her birthday was May 24th.. I just don't want to put her through it, she freaks out. ugghh.. Maybe I just answered my own question lol!

2Ok..what do I do?  any suggestions.. Empty Re: Ok..what do I do? any suggestions.. on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:13 am

KelleyNNelson

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I can't say it enough.... have her evaluated through FDLRS!!!! What's the worse they can say?? No, she's not qualified? Seriously girl.... do it. She has delays. She deserves the special attention. If she doesn't have the IEP and delay, she will not get into Nancy's class. And you don't really have time, FDLRS loves to delay... you have to keep on their umm... tush... and as far as developmental ped's go, you can be on waiting lists as long as 3 or 4 months to get in there. CALL NOW TO FDLRS!! 99% of all of Richard's eval's before school were done pretty much without his participation, but more with a question an answer session because he refused to interact. In fact, I think Colin had to remove him from the room on a few occasions in some of them. They will work with you, I promise. But do get her in for her 3 yr. checkup, they (the schools anyway) will want current doc. info for registration.

3Ok..what do I do?  any suggestions.. Empty Re: Ok..what do I do? any suggestions.. on Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:12 am

csweepigirl

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You are right..It can't hurt.. about the 3 yr checkup, it would be so much easier if doctors would SEDATE. She's going to scream, and freak out the entire time..why make her go through it. Bribery will help though LOL

4Ok..what do I do?  any suggestions.. Empty Re: Ok..what do I do? any suggestions.. on Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:41 am

KelleyNNelson

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Richard was the same way with the doc's appt's.... pretty much until he turned 5, now magically he's fine with it and goes along just nicely. I have no clue what changed... But we had to physically restrain him for each and every appt. he had up until his very last one. And he even got 2 shots. I hated taking him to the doc. too... Refused to take him in fact, unless it was absolutely necessary because like you... I always said, why make him go through it. But if you want her in school, and I think it would help her, then it's a necessary evil. And yes, bribery is always good. We always took Richard out for ice cream afterwards had a special treat with us or went and got him a new car.

5Ok..what do I do?  any suggestions.. Empty Re: Ok..what do I do? any suggestions.. on Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:54 pm

csweepigirl

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I called them today, and will be recieving paperwork soon...she did say that I might want to call back a few times to ask how it's coming.. I guess they are notorious for being slackers. The lady I spoke with said that Sensory Integration d/o is actually being recognized.. hmmm..early steps told me that they do not recognize sensory issues. I guess I'll find out =D oh, and go the 3yr scheduled.. I SOOOOOO do not want to do this.. but I have her seeing a female so "maybe" it will go better, that is, until she attempts to touch Kailey with a forign object!!! They are also doing a hearing screening, I don't even want to know what that entails.

6Ok..what do I do?  any suggestions.. Empty Re: Ok..what do I do? any suggestions.. on Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:30 pm

KelleyNNelson

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They really are good at just letting things go, and this close to school, you do want to stay on top of them. Of course, there's nothing saying that she can't start a little late. The paperwork, as I recall, is a bit extensive... and then they'll want to meet with you like 2 or 3 times (or at least they're supposed to).

Good luck with Kailey's appt. I'm sure she'll do OK, regardless. Richard's doctor knew him well enough that they didn't even bother with the hearing and eye tests until this year when he was finally being compliant. Basically what the hearing test was was that they put these headphones on and in different ears, the programmer will make it say something at a different sound level/frequency I guess and the child has to point to a picture on a sheet of what it was they heard the thing say. The lady made sure Richard knew and could point to the objects she was going to test him on before she did it first, so it's not like anything was a surprise. I bet if Kailey is kicking up a fuss, they won't make her do it and if they try, they are bastards and you should tell them so.

7Ok..what do I do?  any suggestions.. Empty Re: Ok..what do I do? any suggestions.. on Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:53 am

melissa


My daughter Lauren used to hate doctors appts. She would never let the doctor touch her. The doctor tried so hard to be nice and patient. We have a toy doctors kit. Before I took her to the appt I would show her what the doctor was going to do - like listening to her heart and looking in her ears. We also brought the doctor kit with us to the appt and Lauren pretended to listen to the doctor's heart and then let the doctor listen to hers - it was a good trade off and the doctor didn't mind because it made her job a lot easier. I have found that some of my kids don't like sitting on the doctor table because of the noise the paper makes. So I brought crayons and instead of it being a scary noisy seat, it became a huge coloring paper. We have also read books about doctors and dentist appts they seem to help take some of the anxiety away. I hope these ideas help a little, but if not I agree with the mom above - bribery works wonders!

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