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Posted by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM
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hey My name is theresa but u can call me tee i have 4 kids 2 live with my parents they are 2 girls they reside overseas and i have my 2 boys with me a 3year old and a 1 year old i noticed my son had signs of autisum last year and time over time people would tell me im just be paranoid until i finally went to the doctors and explained my son behaviour so now were just in the beginning of getting a diagnosed then hopefully i can find ways to help him i came on here coz im really lost and dont have much support as im  still waiting for his peditrician appointments and all my family live in sydney so here i am and just looking to meet mums in my area who are going thru the same thing as well im in a big dark hole with my son and just wanna find a way to get out


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dawncs
by Dawn on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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Welcome to the group! You can join a local support group in your area for local resources and education informaton to help your son through Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/), Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/), and Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org/). You can get early intervention for your son through yor local school district, and you can read more about it at http://www.wrightslaw.com/. You can find activities and support through TheARC (http://www.thearc.org/).

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lucasmadre
by Kari on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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Welcome honey, You are at the very beginning stage of trying to figure out if your son may need a little extra help along the way and it is a scary time but this is a great place to get support and information from other moms that have been through it all. Just remember that information is power and a diagnosis is just a tool to help you get your son the help he needs...if he needs any help. In the meantime follow your heart and love him to pieces and things will all work out. One step at a time...and post your concerns and there will be moms here to listen. Welcome to the group!

amonkeymom
by Amy on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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I'm glad you followed your mommy instinct and talked to his pediatrician.  You'll get a lot of support here.

Quoting tee.p:

hey My name is theresa but u can call me tee i have 4 kids 2 live with my parents they are 2 girls they reside overseas and i have my 2 boys with me a 3year old and a 1 year old i noticed my son had signs of autisum last year and time over time people would tell me im just be paranoid until i finally went to the doctors and explained my son behaviour so now were just in the beginning of getting a diagnosed then hopefully i can find ways to help him i came on here coz im really lost and dont have much support as im  still waiting for his peditrician appointments and all my family live in sydney so here i am and just looking to meet mums in my area who are going thru the same thing as well im in a big dark hole with my son and just wanna find a way to get out



MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:47 PM

 


Quoting amonkeymom:

I'm glad you followed your mommy instinct and talked to his pediatrician.  You'll get a lot of support here.


 ditto. well said. welcome to the group :)

MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:49 PM

oh and, i would *love* to visit sydney, australia.

do you have one of those cool australian accents?

why/how did you end up in the states?

TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Jan. 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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Welcome Theresa! It can all be very overwhelming in the beginning but the best thing for him is getting a diagnosis and then things will fall into place.

You will find so much help and information in this group!
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