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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-07-2016, 05:25 AM
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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, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
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, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
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, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,137
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, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
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, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,162
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,162
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, 06:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,162
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, 06:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,162
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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
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, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
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, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
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, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
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, 08:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,162
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, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
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, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By heatherweh
Thinking of you today and hope you had reflection...

Thinking of you today and hope you had reflection and possibly resolution
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-15-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By heatherweh
I'm sorry it's survivinginfidelity.com

I'm sorry it's survivinginfidelity.com
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-13-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,162
Posted By heatherweh
Update: over 6 months out! 6 months separation...

Update: over 6 months out! 6 months separation to go before either of us can file. He bought a house and is living there with the other woman; they take the boys for overnight visits now and have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-13-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By heatherweh
I so sorry. Hugs to you. I remember the shock of...

I so sorry. Hugs to you. I remember the shock of discovery of infidelity. I suggest the infidelity support forum, infidelitysupport.com. It helped me through the initial shock, then in my Nancy Drew...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-13-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By heatherweh
I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. I...

I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. I anticipate my ex, well we're still married pesky 1 year separation law, will do the same. I am having the worst time coping with him bringing the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-21-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By heatherweh
Child In Need of Services. It's the only way to...

Child In Need of Services. It's the only way to get services covered under Medicaid if you don't have Medicaid. I thought we might be able to get it under a waiver for autism but DSS explained that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-19-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By heatherweh
Filing CHINS today

After meeting with a number of professionals to include our school family services coordinator, school social worker, and my son's counselor I have decided- based on their advice- to file a CHINS at...
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