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November 1st, 2007, 02:25 PM
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Do you think your child's quaility of life is affected by his/her disability?
How about your quality of life?
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November 1st, 2007, 04:17 PM
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Tough questions.

As for her, I would have to say yes looking at her from my point of view. Making friends her own age(12) is not easy, she can with kids maybe 8 or 9 instead. Does it necessarily bother her, I don't think so. And I see how some people look at her, she's extremely immature.

My quality of life? I guess it would be nice if she was gifted like my oldest (at least nicer for her). I have to try many ways to explain things to get through to her sometimes, but when she gets it.......we're like this , it's such a great feeling when she's so excited about understanding a new concept. She will aggravate me like crazy sometimes, but I love her enthusiasm for learning and life.

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November 1st, 2007, 09:35 PM
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My daughter is like that, also. She's 12 but her friends are about 8, 9, 10. She doesn't see it as a problem and likes her life. I can realte with the frustrations of trying to get ideas across, but the moment is priceless when the light bulb finally comes on. My dd also has a lot of enthusiasm. I wish I could have some of hers!
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November 2nd, 2007, 12:21 PM
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That's tough for me to answer. dd is only 5, but I know in the long run, there will be some affects on her life. With the visual impairment, that will limit the type of activities and work she can do. There are just some things you need sight for (ie surgeon). Also, with the autism and MR, there will probably be far reaching effects. But, right now she is a happy, social child, who although has trouble making friends, loves life, learning, and everything in between.
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November 2nd, 2007, 07:46 PM
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My ds has Down Syndrome and has many health issues. He is considered terminal, but has lived several years past what drs. predicted. I try to give him every possible experience. He is such a joyful little guy even with his "problems" and makes me realize how fortunate I am and glad for how he improves the quality of my life.
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