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Forum: Support Groups 05-10-2011, 02:16 PM
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Posted By abareis
DITTO! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

DITTO! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Forum: Support Groups 04-19-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Hi everyone - I truly hope things are going well...

Hi everyone - I truly hope things are going well and everyone is finding surprising support.

I need some feedback from all of you - about 7 weeks ago I wrote that we were considering B-12...
Forum: Support Groups 03-01-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Thank you for your response! This is exactly the...

Thank you for your response! This is exactly the kind of personal experience I was hoping to hear about. I totally agree with applying ABA principles and play therapy (your description of...
Forum: Support Groups 02-27-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Quick Question for all: Have any of you tried...

Quick Question for all: Have any of you tried B-12 shots for your autistic son/daughter? We've tried the more traditional therapies for the past almost 2 years and are looking to try...
Forum: Support Groups 02-04-2011, 06:35 AM
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Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Re: inclusion. This is one of those areas...

Re: inclusion.

This is one of those areas where the expanse of the autism spectrum makes individual decisions in regards to inclusion so crucial.

I do not believe in a one-size fits all...
Forum: Support Groups 02-04-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Sorry it's been a while since I've posted. It's...

Sorry it's been a while since I've posted. It's been a rough stretch since the holidays and the total disruption of my son's schedule. We're still not fully recovered.

An update: My son is...
Forum: Support Groups 09-30-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Sheena - I'm sorry you are feeling this way - but...

Sheena - I'm sorry you are feeling this way - but am glad you are able to vent here. I'm going to suggest that you have your niece find another babysitter for her newborn. You and your little guy...
Forum: Support Groups 09-30-2010, 08:29 AM
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Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Hi - I'm sorry you are dealing with this. ...

Hi -

I'm sorry you are dealing with this. My son self-injures too, and it is difficult to say the least. It sounds like whatever you did in the past was successful to stop the behavior for a...
Forum: Support Groups 09-30-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Susan - From reading your previous posts, it...

Susan - From reading your previous posts, it seems that your son is receiving pretty great services from your existing school district. I would make a spreadsheet of the specific services he is...
Forum: Support Groups 09-15-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Sheena - hang in there. Many of us are dealing...

Sheena - hang in there. Many of us are dealing with the same issues you are and truly empathize because we are there, too. We haven't taken our son out other than therapy appointments and school...
Forum: Support Groups 09-11-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Susan - How about starting with a story? My...

Susan -

How about starting with a story? My Brother Charlie, by Holly Robinson Peete and her daughter Ryan (Charlie's twin), is a wonderful story. It is well-written, nicely illustrated, and...
Forum: Support Groups 06-25-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
THANK YOU, everyone, so much. I do feel safe to...

THANK YOU, everyone, so much. I do feel safe to vent here, but I will try not to do so too often. I am trying VERY hard to find as much joy as I can in everything, but as you all know, it is so...
Forum: Support Groups 06-22-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Wow - I am amazed at the amount of government...

Wow - I am amazed at the amount of government funding for the diagnoses of an ASD in British Columbia. That's great that you receive that!

It does, however, highlight the gross inequity in...
Forum: Support Groups 06-11-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Hi Kristin - so sorry it's taken so long to reply...

Hi Kristin - so sorry it's taken so long to reply to this! We don't really have just one person we consult. Our son's autism specialist has very strong opinions, so does his pediatrician, so does...
Forum: Support Groups 04-23-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Kristin - so exciting! What a great story. I...

Kristin - so exciting! What a great story. I hope there are many more to come!
Forum: Support Groups 04-21-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Hello everyone! It seems that we are all super...

Hello everyone! It seems that we are all super busy as end-of-the-school-year stuff is coming to a head!

I need some help - in a good way! My son's godmother is sponsoring a benefit golf outing...
Forum: Support Groups 01-26-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Small success story! My son usually starts...

Small success story! My son usually starts crying as soon as we get close to his school. I've been trying to help him by showing him pictures of who he will be seeing and by singing songs about his...
Forum: Support Groups 01-25-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
This is wonderful to hear. I'm very happy for...

This is wonderful to hear. I'm very happy for you, your son, and your family!
Forum: Support Groups 01-21-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
THANK YOU to everyone for your responses. It...

THANK YOU to everyone for your responses. It really helps to have your feedback, knowing you truly understand what's happening with me, my son and my family.

Susan - I appreciate your...
Forum: Support Groups 01-19-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
OK - here are my son's IEP goals: Measurable...

OK - here are my son's IEP goals:

Measurable Annual Goal: He will communicate intent.
Short-Term Objectives: He will gain attention of the person he is speaking with (haha, he doesn't talk...
Forum: Support Groups 01-14-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Thanks for asking! I guess it went well?! It's...

Thanks for asking! I guess it went well?! It's hard to say. It's the first time being on the parent end of an IEP meeting. Overall, I felt the people working with my son have a lot of love and...
Forum: Support Groups 01-11-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Wow. I'm so sorry you and your family had to...

Wow. I'm so sorry you and your family had to hear those words. I don't want to offend, but there's no excuse for those words to be spoken to a young child, especially one suffering from a...
Forum: Support Groups 01-11-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Interestingly enough, my son's lead teacher is...

Interestingly enough, my son's lead teacher is someone I taught with for 10 years before going on leave from teaching. We taught at the middle school together and now she is the lead Special Ed...
Forum: Support Groups 01-11-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
Thank you for your advice, Kristin! Luckily, my...

Thank you for your advice, Kristin! Luckily, my husband will be able to join me for the meeting. I have a friend watching my twins after school and I'll be bringing my son and other daughter with...
Forum: Support Groups 01-10-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 50,676
Posted By abareis
My son has his first IEP meeting tomorrow. What...

My son has his first IEP meeting tomorrow. What should I make sure to bring? What questions should I be sure to ask? Any other helpful tips? Thanks so much, in advance!
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