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January 2nd, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Hi everyone. My daughter is considerably older than most on the board (she is now 22, functions on a 5 year old level). I've needed support for -- well, 22 years. Her father and I divorced when she was diagnosed. I now find myself not only caring for my child but my now disabled mother also. Once a week (or more) I hear, "wow. I don't know how you do it". Ya know what? Neither do I. I just DO IT. You play the cards you're dealt. Some are good, some aren't so good and you just do the best you can.
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January 3rd, 2013, 08:39 AM
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Wow hun. Well welcome to the board.

No matter what age our child is, they are still our baby!!

I am sure many of us will be able to relate to at least some of your daily challenges.

Wishing you all the best!! We are here for you.

I can hardly imagine what a struggle you go through.

I understand the part about diagnosis, sort of. My son's biological father dropped out of the picture before he was diagnosed. But as soon as he caught wind there was an issue and his son was NOT ""normal"" he literally disappeared.

Makes my life a heck of a lot easier so good riddens. lol

I am 22 myself. I have a few minor disabilities. I am working with my son who will be 3 on the 28th. He is actually getting his assessment tomorrow morning.

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January 3rd, 2013, 12:49 PM
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January 6th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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I just wanted to welcome you and let you know that I am here if you ever wanna talk. You sound like an extremely amazing strong mother. I admire you so much <3 please stick around
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January 8th, 2013, 03:41 PM
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I have a good friend who has a 19 year old son who has Autism/Terrets (sp?) and OCD. He is basically at a 6th grade level. He is amazing and is currently taking classes to work on computers. Like you she is his primary care giver and she also works on call, I see first hand what she goes though. She's amazing. Our state has amazing programs that help and they are currently on a waiting list to get him in his own apartment.

My 3 year old son has Autism and it's nice to have someone to talk to who has been there. Granted my son is not as severe as her son.

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January 9th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Welcome! It sounds like you've been doing an amazing job for the last 22 years.

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