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Do you have a special needs child?

Do you have a special needs child (autism, adhd, Down's Syndrome, Cerebal Palsy, Mito, etc)? If so, would you like a separate section in Answers, under parenting to address issues as a special needs parent?

I like to go to Answers, but a lot of times it doesn't seem like it fits.... I have joined groups on here, but it's not the same. Just wondering if others felt the same?

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Asked by carol2m2 at 10:41 AM on Oct. 16, 2012 in Kids' Health

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Answers (9)
  • you don't really need this in several categories. It's SOOOOO slow in here today

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:43 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • I strongly believe my son has a bit of ADD/ADHD but he hasn't been diagnosed yet. I think a separate category is a great idea regardless because it IS a separate category.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 10:43 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • Trust me, we have tried to get a Special Needs category but the Powers that Be said no.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 10:44 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • We have tried so many times to get a special needs category. Cafemom doesn't care.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:47 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • Oh, I didn't know others had tried... that's sad. Especially with the 6000% increase in Autism and other disorders on the rise. I really cannot imagine why? What in the world would it hurt? So sad!!! :(

    Comment by carol2m2 (original poster) at 10:50 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • Like I just said in your other, identical, post: The admins have determined that Special Needs topics are to fall under Kids' Health. There is zero need for its own category. I'm going to amend what I said there just a little bit: Moms have tried for at least a year (probably longer) to get one, not just months.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:24 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • yep, we tried. But.... our pleas fell on deaf ears.

    Answer by layh41407 at 12:51 PM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • @Rosehawk, sorry for the identical posts. I was just trying to reach a wider audience. I don't always go to all areas on Answers, so I wanted to get as much feedback as possible. Sorry if it bothers you having the same question in two spots.
    I guess it's their decision, but how heartless. It really makes no sense. I don't see what in the world it could hurt.

    Comment by carol2m2 (original poster) at 12:57 PM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • I have identical twin girls, one of them has Rett's Syndrome and that's a low functioning form of autism. Life is hard with her and everything.

    Answer by LovingMommy0123 at 12:11 AM on Nov. 13, 2012

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