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June 22nd, 2011, 02:48 PM
lilangel91284's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Hopefully this is the only board but I really need a better supporting group of people to talk to about my daughter.

Hello I am Angela new to this board but not to JM (Ive been around for a while)
I have two kids one which I have medically diagnosed with a disability and the other one I question. I am also a single mom, trying to finish my second degree, and I recently took a job that will pay well but I am going to miss my babies.

My daughter (Gracelyn) was diagnosed at 18 months with multi-system developmental disorder (which is a form of autism). In the last few months she was also diagnoses with sensory processing disorder, and a eating disorder. I am at a lost sometimes with her. I don't really have anyone supportive I am able to talk about my daughter with. I don't have anyone telling me that I am doing the right things for her. I get a lot of the negative that maybe I am being to aggressive or pushy with her treatment plan. I have also seen HUGE results of how much she has changed in the past six months to. So to see a benefit and to want more for my daughter and being pushy I don't see it being a bad thing.
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June 30th, 2011, 08:22 PM
MauMama's Avatar formerly La_Sirena
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Hi Angela,

I'm new to Autism myself but both my daughter and my husband were diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome recently.

We are being very stern and point blank with a lot of people about the reality of raising a child on the Autism spectrum, so I'm sending you hugs. G-d I feel like people are just raising their eyebrows and asking what we did wrong.

I hope you can find support here. There are a lot of really knowledgeable moms here.
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July 24th, 2011, 08:05 PM
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Hi Angela! xoxo So sorry to see that you have to be in here, but glad that you're here nonetheless. PM me any time, it has been a hard time with Aiden! I have a listening ear! xo
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