Parents of children with special needs.

kkolberg
kkolberg: My child has mild-moderate autism. Wondering if there are other parents on wire who also have a child/children either on the spectrum or with other special needs.
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No_User_Name
No_User_Name: My son is on the Spectrum.
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rhorgan
rhorgan: My son is two and a half and he might have apraxia.
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kkolberg
kkolberg: What is apraxia?
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rhorgan
rhorgan: Apraxia is where the brain doesnt send the right signals to the muscles in the mouth to form certain letter sounds.
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kkolberg
kkolberg: Ty... Has he been in therapies? My son has intensive in home therapy and has made remarkable leaps. We are currently working on potty training. Yikes!
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rhorgan
rhorgan: Yes he is. He currently has speech therapy twice a week and behavorial therapy. He has made some progress in a year.
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toshia419
toshia419: My youngest is autistic and my oldest has aspergers. I've worked with preschool children ages 3/6 with special needs. If you need any advice on toileting let me know.
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bitebackchat
bitebackchat: I think with all the love care and support children turn out just fine
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toshia419
toshia419: That is so true!
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kattyaw1993
kattyaw1993: What are some of the challenges you parents face with raising children with special needs?
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JaadedIce
JaadedIce: I have a 15 yr daughter that was born with severe medical special needs had cancer and organ transplant and a 11 yr old with severe ADHD that puts her on autism spectrum. The best advise I can give any parent is therapy, don't over dose your child, schedules and patience. I love my girls and being a single mom. God Blessed me with their beauty, their Love and they are both are very positive and loving. It's hard but trials and tribulations teaches us. Get in a group with others parents, it helps to be around people that are going through what you deal with. Love yourself and your family. Have faith, strength and a positive attitude. That's the best advise I can give you. God Bless.
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kattyaw1993
kattyaw1993: So love them as they are; don't try to change them?
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JaadedIce
JaadedIce: They are in your life for a reason, just as they you are in theirs. They need guidance, love, strength, structure. As any child needs. Ours just needs a little more. But the reward is great katty. I promise. Its frustration can be hectic, but one day you will see how that small seed will blossom and be amazed. My daughter reads at 10.5 grade level and she in 6th grade. Remember I told you she on autistic spectrum. Their talents are there just hidden for now. God bless. If you like msg me your welcome too. I don't get in much. Just email me.
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wiatrolikshelley
wiatrolikshelley: my boy has autism hes15 years old
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