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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-11-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
I wouldn't listen to that. I have heard of kids...

I wouldn't listen to that. I have heard of kids starting to speak at all ages. Even some adults have been known to start speaking words. Every child is different and develops at their own pace.
I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-23-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
Quote: Originally Posted by starlein26...

Quote:
Originally Posted by starlein26 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12655335)
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..... focusing on the positive aspects...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-07-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
How old was your child when diagnosed? DD...

How old was your child when diagnosed?

DD was diagnosed with classic autism at 26 months
DS1 was diagnosed with classic autism at 14 1/2 months
DS2 was just diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 29 months....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
Who is the bride? Who decided your daughter...

Who is the bride? Who decided your daughter would be the flowergirl. I would remind the bride of your child's sensory needs. You may be suprised how well it will turn out.
My daughter is 5 and has...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
I was casein free for my entire pregnancy and...

I was casein free for my entire pregnancy and while I breastfed. DS was diagnosed with Autism @ 14 1/2 months. NO MILK and he is definitley autistic! NEXT!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-16-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jo...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
WOW!! Congrats! What a blessing for you!
Our heads are still spinning and our twins are two..lol.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-12-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
Yeah Caleb!!!...

Yeah Caleb!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
That is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-07-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,502
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
DD who has Autism lined up videos and video...

DD who has Autism lined up videos and video cases a few times. Maybe 5 total. She was never obsessive about it. Her thing was spinning items. She will be 5 on saturday and no longer does either.
My...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
My daughter stopped napping at 18 months because...

My daughter stopped napping at 18 months because I was pulling my hair out by 2pm trying to get her to nap and if she did nap by then she wouldn't go to sleep until LATE. She probably could have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
Yes they do..but if there are other symptoms it...

Yes they do..but if there are other symptoms it can also be a sensory processing issue or something on the spectrum.
My two children with ASD toe walked but neither do now (they are 5 and 2). My...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-21-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
  Moving?
Views: 185
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
Hi all, We are moving the last week in August...

Hi all,
We are moving the last week in August and I am preparing the kiddoes for the move.
I have taken pictures of the new area, the new house and some fun things to do in town. I have started...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-10-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
I knew something was different with DD early on...

I knew something was different with DD early on but everyone called me a worrywart. I started to really pay attention around a year when she didn't start talking like the other kids in her music for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-10-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
I have a daughter who has a diagnosis of Autism...

I have a daughter who has a diagnosis of Autism as well as Apraxia. She was diagnosed after 2 with Autism and then after 3 with Apraxia. The SLP played certain sound games with her and when she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,461
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
I just wanted to pipe in... I have two...

I just wanted to pipe in...
I have two children with Autism.. one almost completley vaxed and the other not a drop..one of them has a twin who does not have Autism.
It's not the vaxes in this...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
DD (almost 5) used to have MAJOR falling asleep...

DD (almost 5) used to have MAJOR falling asleep issues. It was so bad I used to cry once she finally fell asleep.
She now gets .25mg Melatonin an hour before bedtime and is usually asleep between...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,076
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
One of my twins has this also..but it is not all...

One of my twins has this also..but it is not all of the white..more towards the corners of his eyes and it is really noticable because he wasn't making alot of eye contact as a baby. (ASD)
I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-31-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
Quote: Originally Posted by Jennifer Z...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennifer Z http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11357242)
No, it isn't worth killing my kid because...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-30-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
"Every single one of these kids have mercury...

"Every single one of these kids have mercury poisoning..."
Did I hear that right????
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-17-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
Does Ivy have a case worker through CDS? Does...

Does Ivy have a case worker through CDS? Does she have an IFSP with speech services on it? Just trying to brainstorm here.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-09-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
Not sure if this is of interest to any of the...

Not sure if this is of interest to any of the New England Mamas..If I can gather the funds through scholarships I'll be attending...if not I will definitely be going just to see Amanda Baggs...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-09-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
DD has been GFCF for almost 3 years now (with 2...

DD has been GFCF for almost 3 years now (with 2 tries back on gluten and quickly back on the diet again).
I LOVE BREAD AND CHEESE but I was able to go GFCF for my twin pregnancy (up until the night...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-09-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
I haven't seen a Dynavox in person but I did...

I haven't seen a Dynavox in person but I did like the Springboard when I saw it at a conference recently. The Springboard I saw was listed for 2999.00.
We have since received DD's Vantage (both...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-07-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
That was so awesome!...

That was so awesome! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-06-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
DH wants to be a part of the kids lives (We have...

DH wants to be a part of the kids lives (We have 2 with Autism and 1 with a possible SPD) and wants to help out in any way. We want to try a friendly split before things get nastier. We really can't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-05-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By Mama_in_Maine
Anyone divorced or single with special needs...

Anyone divorced or single with special needs kids? We are talking about seperating and I just do not know how I am going to do it alone.
What do you have for support? I'd love to hear some...
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