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Newly Diagnosed Smorgasbord

A friend of mine recently – as in this morning – pointed me toward an article about Asperger’s Syndrome, written by a terrified mother. As she warned, it wasn’t one of those good articles.  It was a scary one full … Continue reading

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IEP Meetings

Disclaimer:  I won’t pretend to be an expert on the IEP;  I’m not, and have no wish to be one.  However, I’ve been to a few now, and wish I’d known some of these things before going to my first … Continue reading

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What Are These Therapies?

Note: Apologies to the experts and professionals out there; terms will be slaughtered and misused, I’m sure, but all in the name of helping people sort out a very confusing and frustrating bundle of options. I’m a doubter.  Positive, encouraging, … Continue reading

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The Relatives And Acceptance

There is a process one goes through to get to the end diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. Often many of us feel like we don’t need to be told by a doctor what seems so incredibly obvious, but there are good … Continue reading

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Asperger’s Syndrome: Not a Monster

Okay, there are times when we all need to rant and rave a bit.  I think I’ve hit that point. A few too many times now, I’ve heard people blame Asperger’s Syndrome for what they don’t like about their children. … Continue reading

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Before Diagnosis

Like most parents of AS children, I can relate to that before-the-diagnosis uncertain feeling. We’ve lived through it.  To begin with, the wondering (why is my child different?), then the realization (Asperger’s Syndrome!), and finally… the question of diagnosis.  Is … Continue reading

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Thank you, CARD Center

I’d like to publicly thank the CARD Center for all of their hard work and support. This is an organization that provides free (or low-cost) seminars and classes for parents, teachers, and the community about autism.  They also work within … Continue reading

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