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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By heatherweh
I ordered it! Thank you for sharing. The best...

I ordered it! Thank you for sharing. The best parenting book I have read lately, incidentally, is Screamfree Parenting by Hal Runkel. The primary focus is on the emotional reactivity of us as...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By heatherweh
Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you had a wonderful mother's day and were able to take a moment to reflect on your blessings. You are the most beautiful, most intelligent, most important woman in the world to your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By heatherweh
This site has lots and lots and lots of...

This site has lots and lots and lots of information: I'm sifting through!

http://autism-help.org/behavioral-issues-autism-asperger.htm
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By heatherweh
Congratulations! That's a huge accomplishment;...

Congratulations! That's a huge accomplishment; two huge accomplishments! Good luck!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-29-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By heatherweh
TDT, ChINS, FAPT, Autism waiver for Medicaid?

Background- DS has PDD NOS with comorbid disorders of sensory processing and generalized anxiety. He is refusing to do his work in class on a daily basis and spending the greater part of every day...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-29-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By heatherweh
Thank you for your responses. I do have the...

Thank you for your responses. I do have the Explosive Child and will refer to it again. I have a book on Sensory Processing Disorder as well. We do see a counselor, or rather he does and sometimes...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-15-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By heatherweh
Thank you for your response! It has not eased. ...

Thank you for your response! It has not eased. He sees a therapist, I see a therapist- sometimes we go together. I still feel that I need strategies and I read voraciously to try and find the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-15-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By heatherweh
Thank you for posting

So glad I came across this, it gave me lots of helpful ideas. I was called into school today (again) because my 8 year old son (PDD NOS diagnosis) was refusing to do his work. He actually said "No...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Update: Suicide threats

So in the next completely unexpected turn of unfortunate events..my mom (who is brain damaged from a close-in head injury years ago) impromptu called him to say "I'm calling the police because you're...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Well I have the key...but I forgot the garage...

Well I have the key...but I forgot the garage door opener. I'm going to ask him for it tomorrow. That will probably go well. :-S the day he gets the letter from the attorney I plan for the kids and I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Wow you were right! I came home from work and he...

Wow you were right! I came home from work and he was in the house! No warning. He had picked up the kids from daycare. I was terrified of what I was walking into- had I logged out in the computer?...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-26-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By heatherweh
:Hug Thank you and thank you for the ideas...

:Hug

Thank you and thank you for the ideas and response. Yes there is a lot going on at the moment.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-26-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Saw my lawyer!

She is going to write everything up in a contract and send it to him- she gets all the concerns- sole use of the house, the quit deed, visitation (not at my expense in our home), the 3rd party...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By heatherweh
Discipline/parenting child with Autism (PDD NOS)

DS is 8- he has been so out of control with his behavior. I *think* a lot of it is sensory seeking in bad ways. He is vicious with his little brother, slapping him. He refuses to go to time out, to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-25-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By heatherweh
If you look up anxiety disorders children you can...

If you look up anxiety disorders children you can see if he seems to meet all the criteria for any.

DS has Generalized Anxiety Disorder as a comorbid disorder second to his PDD NOS (autism)...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-25-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By heatherweh
Update- sorry for delay!

I'm sorry for the delay, we're going through a divorce and I'm adapting to single parenting or course working FT and covering all the appointments for DS and recovering from DHs infidelity so reeling...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-23-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
I am printing and collecting everything for the...

I am printing and collecting everything for the lawyer- the airline and hotel confirmations, the houses they are looking at, etc. He was just promoted at work, he knew it was coming, said it makes...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-23-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Update from the Twilight Zone

OK- the lawyer had a personal tragedy so i never got to see her BUT I got an appointment with another one who is supposed to be excellent. I see her Monday.

I am still maintaining my secrecy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-14-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By heatherweh
Child study/IEP meeting tomorrow- PDD NOS

Anxious but glad to be on the path to help my son, 8 years old 3rd grade, get the help he needs. Does anyone have any advice regarding the meeting? I have written some notes that I took from my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-08-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Alpen this is GENIUS! I was in a frame of mind...

Alpen this is GENIUS! I was in a frame of mind where I thought it had to be all or nothing right now. I was considering NOT getting my fair share of assets because he has already started...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-07-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Unhappy DH won't give me a dime of HIS pension despite...

DH won't give me a dime of HIS pension despite that it is a shared marital asset and standard for divorcing spouse to get half.
He flipped his lid- big blowout fight. Didn't want to give me...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Thumbs down Lawyer today said basically no sense in doing a...

Lawyer today said basically no sense in doing a fault divorce. Just go ahead with the 1 year separation- draw up a separation agreement and try to get him to sign it, be amicable- get through the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
The kids are ok- they love the kitten. My oldest...

The kids are ok- they love the kitten. My oldest is processing and has begun a new nervous habit- picking at his hair. Our 5-year old doesn't understand I'm sure. I don't have any family here, he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Thank you so much for the advice and support! I...

Thank you so much for the advice and support! I have a consultation with a lawyer tomorrow- I will write down these suggestions as well as s list of questions. I am feeling the need to establish...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,132
Posted By heatherweh
Establishing boundaries

I am still maintaining evidence and will see a lawyer early this week, as soon as I can get in. Again he doesn't know I know. I am having a hard time establishing clear boundaries with him. He is...
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