I am very excited and a little apprehensive about joining a site like this.  I am in great need of some venting and some form of connection with other moms who might be in the sameish spot as myself.  I found this sight quite awhile ago but never really used it.  I really think that it maybe thearipudic though.  I hope everyone will forgive me if this doesn't all make a whole lot of sense.  I just have so much in my head that is all trying to get out at the same time and I just don't know if I can type that fast!  My husband of almost 14 years and I have a wonderful 8 1/2 year old daughter.  She is our only child and we are all okay with that.  We are in the process of having her diagnosed with asperger's syndrom.  I just didn't realize that it would be such a long process.  It probably hasn't even been that long but I just want answers so that Emma is getting all the help and support that she needs at schhol and I can really start to get a handle on what it means to be the mother of a child with special needs.  The whole idea of IEP's and therapy and all that goes with it is just a little overwhelming at times.  I feel like it is all the more harder sometimes because it is often not apparent to the casual oberver "problems" at all, even for school staff and teachers.  She just seems to hover in this strange area at school between the "normal" kids and the kids who have very apparent issues.  I feel like I have so much more to say  but my head is getting really foggy and I am starting to get sleepy so I must go before I nod off.  Thanks for "listening"


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Apr. 9, 2011 at 7:09 AM

One Step AT A Time Mama, sounds like your on the right track!

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