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edwina
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PostSubject: Son   Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:03 pm

Yesterday we had an IEP ( Individual Education Plan) meeting for my oldest son William who is 4 1/2. He had been in speech for 1 1/2 years. Well anyway my husband, his speech teacher, his pre-school teacher, and myself were all concerned that he might be autistic. And they ran some tests.

Well it turns out that he has autistic like tendencies. So Dec. 1 he starts his special education pre-school which is on the same campus where he was going to speech. The bus will pick him up from his pre-school and bus him to the special class and back again.

Here is the funny thing, my husband and I talked about buying him a new backpack for when he starts, this morning William asked me "can I have a new backpack for when i go on the school bus?" No one had talked to him about it yet. Could he have ESP?


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:07 pm

How cute.....perhaps he has watched other children getting on the bus and how they have backpacks to carry..............Good luck with the classes and I pray that your son accomplishes a lot while in school...... Thumbsup



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PostSubject: Re: Son   Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Son   Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:57 pm

Edwina,
Thank you for sharing your story with us. Before I was a stay-at-home mom, I was a Speech Pathologist. I worked in Early Childhood Special Education programs. I worked with a wide range of children, many of them were autistic. Some were higher functioning than others. Did they diagnose your son with Asperger's? It's on the autism spectrum, but it's a higher functioning child. If you ever have any questions, or just want to talk, please feel free to pm me at any time. It's great that your son is getting the early intervention that he needs. He will make great strides in his new class. He will be in my prayers.


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:59 pm

Teresa wrote:
It's great that your son is getting the early intervention that he needs. He will make great strides in his new class. He will be in my prayers.

Thumbsup I agree! And how sweet that he's so excited about getting a backpack!
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PostSubject: Re: Son   Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:31 am

Don't kids always say the darnest things?! Cloud 9 All the best to your son, William, and to you guys, Edwina!! Thumbsup



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PostSubject: Re: Son   Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:25 am

What a little sweetie! I hope his new classes go well.


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:36 am

I'm glad to hear your sons is getting the help he needs---good for you, Edwina. I'm sure you know about Jenny McCarthy's story about her son by now, but if you haven't read her book, it would be a good idea. There is a lot to be done regarding the diet for children of autism. Good luck to you all, and too cute about William and his backpack! Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:10 pm

Your son is cute, Edwina. Thumbsup Good luck to him. Wave
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PostSubject: Re: Son   Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:30 pm

Aww, how cute. God bless the little guy. grinsmiley Autistic people are very special. I am very passionate about Autism Awareness.


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:05 pm

Did they diagnose your son with Asperger's? No they said he was too social. The physiologist was uncomfortable giving him an exact diagnosis. If anything they think he is borderline to moderate.


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:16 pm

awwwww...Good luck to ur son in school
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PostSubject: Re: Son   Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:27 pm

Having a special needs child myself, I am a firm believer in early intervention. That is great that he will be going to the special preschool. Let us know what kind of backpack he picks.


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:53 am

I'm a bit late catching up with this thread but was interested to read of your son's diagnosis, Edwina. My son also has learning difficulties and finally, after 5 years monitoring him, he was finally diagnosed by an educational psychologist as having Aspergers. He's 13 now and at a mainstream school but when he was 5 he was in line to go to a special school but didn't get a place. Instead, his school brought in a classroom assistant who was with him for 5 years, until he left to go to secondary school just over a year ago. She was fabulous with him and helped so much. I was dreading him changing school. His primary school was a small one and now he's in a much bigger one but seems to be coping well. He has an assistant for 2 hours a day, which is better than nothing and though he'll never be top of the class (except in Maths, which he excels at!) he's holding his own.

I hope your 'wee man' enjoys his school and if he's anything like my Ryan, he'll have all the teachers wrapped around his little finger!




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PostSubject: Re: Son   Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:58 am

William picked out his backpack, lunch box, and thermos today. He picked a Spiderman backpack that has a matching wallet, a Starwars lunch box, and a blue camo thermos. He told me he wants a sandwich, chips, cookies, and a banana for lunch. :twist:


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:56 pm

Awww.....He's all set and ready to go......I hope he does well and enjoys it thoroughly..... Thumbsup



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PostSubject: Re: Son   Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:52 pm

Awww, how sweet! grinsmiley


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:29 pm

He starts Dec 1.


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:10 pm

edwina wrote:
He picked a Spiderman backpack that has a matching wallet, a Starwars lunch box, and a blue camo thermos.

LOL, sounds like little William has all the 'guy things' covered! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Son   Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:02 pm

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