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Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   12-19-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By CarrieK
I had a baby at both UNC-CH and WakeMed...

I had a baby at both UNC-CH and WakeMed Cary....both were wonderful experiences.  As you know, UNC = busy, lots of people, students, etc.  WakeMed Cary = a mere 3 patients (I was one of them),...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-09-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By CarrieK
Dr. Jeffrey Kuller at Duke.  I had my CVS done...

Dr. Jeffrey Kuller at Duke.  I had my CVS done in the Cary office but I believe he works out of other offices in the Triangle area.  I wouldn't say his bedside manner is the greatest (he's pleasant...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-15-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By CarrieK
Thanks!  It doesn't have to be for no money, I...

Thanks!  It doesn't have to be for no money, I just can't pay the usual $700+ which is the usual going rate around here.  I really just need to meet the doula and then have her there the day of...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-06-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By CarrieK
Hi there,   I am seeking a volunteer doula...

Hi there,
 
I am seeking a volunteer doula or doula-in-training for my 3rd baby.  I plan on delivering at WakeMed Cary end of August with a midwife and hoping this will be my second VBAC.  Please...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,310
Posted By CarrieK
Naturestacy, I am so glad that you wrote your...

Naturestacy, I am so glad that you wrote your post and I'm so sorry you did not have a good experience.  I had a wonderful experience 5 years ago with the UNC midwives but their practice has...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By CarrieK
29 when I had my DS who has autism.  I believe...

29 when I had my DS who has autism.  I believe it is totally genetic. 
 
I think in general, older women are more prone to having babies with genetic abnormalities which can manifest as autism or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-21-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By CarrieK
Heat in general can cause anyone to become more...

Heat in general can cause anyone to become more agitated or anxious.  I find that when the summer months come around, and it starts to get stuffy in my house, I've learned to check the thermostat to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-19-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,541
Posted By CarrieK
New Balence, about 1.5 sizes bigger in wide...

New Balence, about 1.5 sizes bigger in wide worked great for us.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-27-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By CarrieK
It's a red flag when a therapist, any therapist,...

It's a red flag when a therapist, any therapist, does not allow the parent or caregiver to observe.  You should not be feeling uncomfortable waiting for your child, wondering if he is ok. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-28-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By CarrieK
We are interested in moving to this area and...

We are interested in moving to this area and would greatly appreciate if anyone could comment on autism services within these school districts. Is mainstreaming with an aide the norm? Or inclusive...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-12-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By CarrieK
Hi there, Is health insurance required to...

Hi there,

Is health insurance required to pay for autism therapy expenses in CT?

Where are the best places to live to receive special education services in CT, including ABA, speech, and OT,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-17-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By CarrieK
I am loving the success stories on this post!...

I am loving the success stories on this post! Awesome!

Something I'd like to share that I have on my facebook page:

If we take people as we find them, we may make them worse,
but if we treat...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-16-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By CarrieK
Thanks for all of your understanding and...

Thanks for all of your understanding and support. I love him to pieces but all of the disciplining, structure, and energy is just tough all the time. Maybe I can put together some sort of sticker or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-16-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By CarrieK
To be a good mom, because I don't think I'm able...

To be a good mom, because I don't think I'm able to be a very good mom right now to DS, 5, ASD. It's almost impossible to have a good time or a good moment or experience with him without things...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-14-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By CarrieK
It is never too late! DS is 5 and I am seeing...

It is never too late! DS is 5 and I am seeing very rapid acquisition of concepts and language, more so than age 3 and 4. Learning is life-long and I don't think it should ever end. Personally, just...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By CarrieK
The Oasis Guide is good and I would suggest The...

The Oasis Guide is good and I would suggest The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood. You can probably get all of these books at the library (I did!)
...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By CarrieK
Your general pediatrician should be able to do...

Your general pediatrician should be able to do the Fragile X test and I don't think it's too costly. Not sure if the pediatrician can do the microarray to check for abnormalities in chromosomes. We...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-08-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By CarrieK
Yeah, it just makes me really sad. I mean,...

Yeah, it just makes me really sad. I mean, caring, loving, parents just trying to help their spectrum kiddos and this is what they get? Not fair at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-08-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By CarrieK
I think this is totally outrageous. Another...

I think this is totally outrageous. Another money making scheme going down the toilet and I'm happy for that! Of course they're not going to post a warning on their website in a timely manner - just...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-06-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,530
Posted By CarrieK
Quote: I'm not an expert, and therefore not a...

Quote:
I'm not an expert, and therefore not a great judge of what I am seeing in her DS. But someone asked how is non-verbal communication was doing. (Does he nod yes/no, etc,) Too me, his...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-03-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,530
Posted By CarrieK
My DS, 5 ASD, sounds alot like that child. He...

My DS, 5 ASD, sounds alot like that child. He has a speech delay - expressive speech is not so great. However, receptively he is very, very, good. Contrary to other posters, I received the best...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-23-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By CarrieK
I'm with ya! Over the past 2 years I've become a...

I'm with ya! Over the past 2 years I've become a much "stronger" person with doctors and less emotional. Otherwise I can go completely crazy on these doctors, crying and carrying on... and then you...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-29-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By CarrieK
I completely understand where you are coming...

I completely understand where you are coming from! DS, 5, ASD definitely has alot of verbal and visual stims. He really can go all day with that stuff if he is not being actively engaged. Like your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-29-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By CarrieK
I second the recommendation for Children's Place...

I second the recommendation for Children's Place onesies. Love them!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-17-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By CarrieK
I thought it helped DS, 5 with ASD and sensory...

I thought it helped DS, 5 with ASD and sensory issues. One book that our feeding therapist wanted us to get was "Food Chaining". Not sure of the exact title but this was the method that we used and...
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