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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By beachcomber
The best thing about getting an assessment is...

The best thing about getting an assessment is that it gives you information one way or the other. If she is Aspie, then you know and can deal with it. If she isn't you can rule it out and keep...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By beachcomber
Has anyone suggested Gabapentin to you? My DD...

Has anyone suggested Gabapentin to you? My DD has had sleep disorder for years and we finaly figured out it's due to a combination of Autism, severe separation anxiety and Restless Leg (limb)...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-14-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,844
Posted By beachcomber
This is our experience:   DD, 6, has HFA,...

This is our experience:
 
DD, 6, has HFA, severe separation anxiety (from birth), SPD and RLS (restless leg syndrome).
 
I have been struggling with the separation anxiety all her life. Like all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,049
Posted By beachcomber
I just wanted to add about ME and my husband,...

I just wanted to add about ME and my husband, since this is a thread about parents with AS. I don't have AS but I do have severe GAD (anxiety disorder) which is getting worse over the years even...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By beachcomber
So glad to hear it! You'll be amazed how much...

So glad to hear it! You'll be amazed how much she use it, I bet.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By beachcomber
You're awesome Spotted Fox. Right now I really...

You're awesome Spotted Fox. Right now I really needed a cheerleader in my corner. :) I hope to be able to do the same for you someday soon.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-09-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By beachcomber
Thanks, Spotted Fox. It really is encouraging to...

Thanks, Spotted Fox. It really is encouraging to be told that. I've learned to be careful what I share about meds and DD and with whom.
 
We're part of a research project on pediatric sleep...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-09-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By beachcomber
If she's Aspie, does she have a Dx? Is she on an...

If she's Aspie, does she have a Dx? Is she on an IEP? What about an Aide in the classroom for her? These things could help her cope, not be held to the same standards as NT kids and keep with her...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-09-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By beachcomber
We have the first one and have been using it...

We have the first one and have been using it since last October with my 6 year old daughter. It's totally safe, we've used it indoors and outdoors with her. Ours is set up like a hammock but she can...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-08-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By beachcomber
My DD - 6 - has been on Zoloft (Sertraline) - a...

My DD - 6 - has been on Zoloft (Sertraline) - a SSRI - since December and it's made a remarkable improvement in her life. She has HFA, SPD, some OCD and severe separation anxiety - she has had since...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By beachcomber
Thanks for sharing this. I commented on your...

Thanks for sharing this. I commented on your blog. It helps so much to have some kind of resource that helps *me* understand or at least accept what my daughter is going through. She seems so out of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-14-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By beachcomber
Generally, if my daughter is feeling a need to...

Generally, if my daughter is feeling a need to stim, it means she has stress or anxiety she's trying to manage. I'm not going to stop her from that. Her stimming is not usually destructive. There...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-08-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,419
Posted By beachcomber
I'd been struggling for a year with my...

I'd been struggling for a year with my physician, other supports in the community and doing my own research. I'd already figured out the SPD piece and wasn't surprised when we got the Autism Dx. It...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-23-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By beachcomber
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Quote:Originally Posted by Thing1Thing2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-16-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By beachcomber
You might want to look into a relatively good...

You might want to look into a relatively good quality sit and stand stroller. Good ones have a strap that goes across the handles when the child is standing and a belt mechanism for when the child...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-01-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,049
Posted By beachcomber
Just read and caught up with the fascinating...

Just read and caught up with the fascinating discussion on the complexity of labels and meanings. It is a huge challenge finding a way to describe our kids that doesn't "other" them by assuming a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By beachcomber
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by ErinYay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By beachcomber
Agree that a sub-forum would be excessive. ...

Agree that a sub-forum would be excessive.
Also agree that it's fine with me if people who don't have SN kids but are related to, friends with parents of, etc., and wanting to help should be...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By beachcomber
I also want to add taht you have some damage to...

I also want to add taht you have some damage to work through with your first relationship. Your ex was a major problem. That doesn't mean your DH is equally dysfunctional. He has deficits, yes. But...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By beachcomber
You're welcome. We have to help each other as...

You're welcome. We have to help each other as much as we can, hey?
 
Something else I've really tried to take on board as part of my daily life is to make time for me. Even if it's 5 minutes and a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By beachcomber
My DH has Asperger's - self diagnosed. Well, me...

My DH has Asperger's - self diagnosed. Well, me diagnosed. He read the list of stuff for adults with AS and grudgingly agreed that the shoe fit. Anyway, I found that it helped me change my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-15-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By beachcomber
Best thing we've found that helps our DD is a...

Best thing we've found that helps our DD is a resistance tunnel. It's long and has different fabrics that she crawls through. Often when she's worked up she just stops in the middle and wraps...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-15-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By beachcomber
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by ErinYay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-15-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By beachcomber
Also in the same boat with DD. Her anxiety since...

Also in the same boat with DD. Her anxiety since returning to school after the Xmas break has been off the scale. It's so hard for her and for us. You're definitely not alone, Mama.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-13-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By beachcomber
My DD is 6 and still wears a pull up at night.We...

My DD is 6 and still wears a pull up at night.We use the special night time ones. She just can't tell when she has to go and has a hard enough time realizing it when she's awake. I think that...
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