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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-14-2016, 05:11 AM
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Views: 916
Posted By heatherweh
My DS is 9 and on the ASD as well- PDD NOS. ...

My DS is 9 and on the ASD as well- PDD NOS. Welcome back.

I am curious about the school psychologists basis for diagnosis. Has she conducted a full educational psychoevaluation? Thst is to say,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-05-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By heatherweh
We have an IEP! DS is starting at a new school so...

We have an IEP! DS is starting at a new school so we did the meeting there. It was open and collaborative, a completely different experience. The staff was curteous and knowledgeable. The meetings at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-04-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By heatherweh
Absolutely do not broach this subject with a...

Absolutely do not broach this subject with a parent.

If they bring the subject to you and ask your advice get out of that quagmire as quickly as possible by telling them they should ask their...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-25-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By heatherweh
A word on high functioning autism

Well meaning people, acquaintances, friends, family members who are trying to understand frequently ask me "DS is high functioning- not that bad right? Like Aspbergers?" It is difficult to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By heatherweh
The family advocate/case worker seems to have had...

The family advocate/case worker seems to have had a gag order placed on her. She advised me she was told she had overstepped her bounds, would be unable to come to the next IEP meeting, her schedule...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-20-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By heatherweh
You know your child, don't ignore your instincts....

You know your child, don't ignore your instincts. Don't squelch any suspicions. Our sons Pediatrician was very nice but year after year at annual visits when I reported concerning behaviors she said,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-07-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By heatherweh
I'm looking at getting Medicaid for him! A local...

I'm looking at getting Medicaid for him! A local mom acquaintance offered to help
Me do the paperwork and sort it out- she does this for foster families and has a special needs child so is familiar...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-06-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By heatherweh
Thanks for taking the time to read and reply! I...

Thanks for taking the time to read and reply! I have a bunch of books here including Wrightslaw about special education and IEPs- I've done quite a lot of research but so far I've limited it to where...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-05-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By heatherweh
UPDATE: We are officially qualified for an IEP...

UPDATE: We are officially qualified for an IEP under the autism category. The school psychologist did a remarkable job and extensive testing including those specific to noting autism spectrum...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-28-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By heatherweh
I'm an inadequate advocate for my son (lengthy)

DS (9) is half way through fourth grade. He was diagnosed (finally) with PDD NOS, which is an ASD, just over a year ago (by a developmental pediatrician, which I then had confirmed by a second in a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-29-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,864
Posted By heatherweh
O.M.G. Just came across this as a saved thread....

O.M.G. Just came across this as a saved thread. Update: he was cheating. 1 year after this post his phone had a message late night- I went and grabbed it thinking it might be an emergency from his...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-23-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By heatherweh
So far so good, behavior chart at school (from...

So far so good, behavior chart at school (from abysmal failure) to 10/10, 9/10, 10/10, 8/10, 9/10 for the first week. DS said it helps him "be better" without elaborating further. I am hopeful that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-14-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By heatherweh
First day on Concerta

DS (PDD NOS) had his first day on Concerta today (the generic for it). He did great. No headache or stomach ache or any of the side effects I was worried he might experience. His day therapist said...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-21-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,580
Posted By heatherweh
I'm in the weeds. I can't believe we are nearing...

I'm in the weeds. I can't believe we are nearing the 1 year separation point. Soon we can file for divorce. WH is engaged to OW now. He continues to use the kids as pawns, manipulating them and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-25-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,580
Posted By heatherweh
Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. It...

Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. It went well today. I was well prepared with lots of notes and a tabbed 3-ring binder of information. When I saw my husband my mouth went dry and I got...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,580
Posted By heatherweh
Yes she will- she is my therapist too. My son...

Yes she will- she is my therapist too. My son has been seeing her for maybe 2 years and I've been seeing her for a year too. She'll testify; she spoke to my lawyer this morning about her concerns. ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-22-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,580
Posted By heatherweh
Two more days until the protective order hearing....

Two more days until the protective order hearing. I keep the blinds and curtains closed, scan the street and parking lots. We go into the court, enter the ring, and come out losing either way. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By heatherweh
The meeting went great- there were, geeze, maybe...

The meeting went great- there were, geeze, maybe 10 community professionals and they seemed very, well, kind and understanding, sympathetic to my cause. They agreed with the interventions that we...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By heatherweh
I have FAPT (Family advocacy planning team- a...

I have FAPT (Family advocacy planning team- a board of community professionals who will review the case and make recommendations to the court in my search for alternative funding for support...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-16-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By heatherweh
I am so sorry for your struggles. There must be...

I am so sorry for your struggles. There must be more resources. Something through DSS or Medicaid... Its exhausting but keep searching, I know when i was looking into a medicaid waiver for my son...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-16-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By heatherweh
School failing him

DS has been struggling in school and had concerned teachers bringing this up at conferences, on report cards, and of course it can be seen in his grades since Kindergarten (actually prior to this, in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-14-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By heatherweh
I'm sorry that you're going through this stress....

I'm sorry that you're going through this stress. I had a similar time and one child became two and a few years went by... "Parent's night out" at the gym definitely helped- they started offering...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-12-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,580
Posted By heatherweh
Update: Restraining order

9 months in. I finally got a Restraining Order. I bumblingly tried to get the pertinent facts into something coherent for the judge but divine intervention came in the form of my son's therapist...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-07-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By heatherweh
He returned the kids bald

Stbxwh (narcissist) shaved their heads, I mean completely bald, like can't even see any hair or even feel hair with your hand....and returned them to me like that on meet the teacher day. I have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-15-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By heatherweh
Thinking of you today and hope you had reflection...

Thinking of you today and hope you had reflection and possibly resolution
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