Diagnostic Confirmation

16 04 2009

Tuesday, my wife and I attended our oldest son’s IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Meeting and received official confirmation that our son does have Asperger’s Syndrome and qualifies for state support with Autism as the diagnosis. While we worry about some of the challenges ahead and some people’s reactions (most family/friends have known for a while, we are more worried about how new teachers/coaches may react to this label), we are relieved to be done with all the testing for now. We are grateful for the support the school has shown us so far. It is good to know he has such a caring group of people teaching him.

In my first post on Asperger’s Syndrome, I noted I would detail what tests and measurements were used in obtaining an official diagnosis. Here is a list of the various things done to identify this condition (I will not be posting scores, but will explain what the scores meant regarding our son):

  • Hearing and Vision Screenings: Passed. Hearing and vision are fine.
  • Test of Early Reading Abilities – 3: Very high score, above average.
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS): Meets the classification of autism. This test is considered the "Gold Standard" when it comes to autism tesing. It is a psychological test utilizing question and answers and various activities.
  • Gilliam Asperger Scale: This is a survey filled out by teachers and parents. It asked various questions regarding social/behavioral and other issues which relate directly to Asperger’s Syndrome. Three of these were filled out for our son — one by us and two by teachers — all three of these came back with a score of "High Probability" regarding an Asperger’s diagnosis.
  • Behavioral Assessment for Children, 2nd Edition (BASC-2): Another survey regarding behavior. Once again, three were done — one by us and two by teachers. These all came back with high scores in "clinically significant areas." Number one of which was "Externalizing Problems" on all three tests. 
  • Vinland Adaptive Behavior Scale II: This test scores how or child did in four basic areas: Communication, Daily Living, Socialization, and Motor. His scores were in the average range for both communication and daily living, a little below average in socialization and motor skills.
  • Social Skills Rating Scale: I can tell what this is based on the name, but the scores do not tell me very much. When discussing this test, His IEP team indicated he did okay on the test, but there was some question of whether or not he was answering questions honestly or perhaps he was saying what the tester wanted to hear? He’s a smart little guy.
  •  Accomodations: This is not a test as much as it was a description of the various supports he gets in school and seems to respond to in a positive way.
  • Reynolds Intelligence Test: Above average intelligence (makes a geek like me proud!). 
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language: Above average overall.
  • Observation: Exactly what is sounds like. Per the teachers’ report during first week: "noted signs of defiance and anger; interrupts teacher, on edge doing the opposite of what is told." During another week: "difficult time working with peers; wants things his way or no way; constant arguing." *For better or worse, he’s definitely my son! Just ask my wife. ; )
  • Oral and Written Language Scales- Oral: These scores were in the normal range.
  • Parent Interview: This was conducted by a child psychologist. We discussed our son’s history of behaviors. She was left with a "strong" impression that our son had Asperger’s but wanted to do the ADOS before giving an official confirmation.
  • Samples of Work: Showed our son’s obsessions with certain images/colors. Also showed he would do the work "his way."

Based on all of this testing (this really started at around age 2 when he began qualifying for an early intervention program), our son is now eligible for educational support with Autism as his area of disability. 

************************************************************************

Personal Updates
Needless to say it has been a long week with some emotional ups and downs. I’m still playing catch-up in my day job for taking off Tuesday to attend this meeting. Busy, busy, busy. Little sleep — our toddler is having night terrors — crazy hazy days. One serious, structured workout (35 minutes on an elliptical machine); a few push-ups/crunches; and a couple short walks with the kids. This weekend is the MS Walk (my dad has been suffering with Multiple Sclerosis for arond 17 years now). If anyone wants to donate, I have an electronic donation page set up here: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/ALCWalkEvents?px=1955178&pg=personal&fr_id=11190. Busy, busy, busy.

Writing Updates
No new words in my "Fountain" series this week. Instead, I’ve been working on a new short story which is a nice little redneck fairy tale. I’m really liking where this one is going, it has been a fun diversion. Only about 2000 words so far this week. I am hoping to finish the short story over this weekend. I expect it to come in at around 6000 words or so when complete. Next week — back to The Fountain.

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Diagnostic Confirmation

16 04 2009

Tuesday, my wife and I attended our oldest son’s IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Meeting and received official confirmation that our son does have Asperger’s Syndrome and qualifies for state support with Autism as the diagnosis. While we worry about some of the challenges ahead and some people’s reactions (most family/friends have known for a while, we are more worried about how new teachers/coaches may react to this label), we are relieved to be done with all the testing for now. We are grateful for the support the school has shown us so far. It is good to know he has such a caring group of people teaching him.

In my first post on Asperger’s Syndrome, I noted I would detail what tests and measurements were used in obtaining an official diagnosis. Here is a list of the various things done to identify this condition (I will not be posting scores, but will explain what the scores meant regarding our son):

  • Hearing and Vision Screenings: Passed. Hearing and vision are fine.
  • Test of Early Reading Abilities – 3: Very high score, above average.
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS): Meets the classification of autism. This test is considered the "Gold Standard" when it comes to autism tesing. It is a psychological test utilizing question and answers and various activities.
  • Gilliam Asperger Scale: This is a survey filled out by teachers and parents. It asked various questions regarding social/behavioral and other issues which relate directly to Asperger’s Syndrome. Three of these were filled out for our son — one by us and two by teachers — all three of these came back with a score of "High Probability" regarding an Asperger’s diagnosis.
  • Behavioral Assessment for Children, 2nd Edition (BASC-2): Another survey regarding behavior. Once again, three were done — one by us and two by teachers. These all came back with high scores in "clinically significant areas." Number one of which was "Externalizing Problems" on all three tests. 
  • Vinland Adaptive Behavior Scale II: This test scores how or child did in four basic areas: Communication, Daily Living, Socialization, and Motor. His scores were in the average range for both communication and daily living, a little below average in socialization and motor skills.
  • Social Skills Rating Scale: I can tell what this is based on the name, but the scores do not tell me very much. When discussing this test, His IEP team indicated he did okay on the test, but there was some question of whether or not he was answering questions honestly or perhaps he was saying what the tester wanted to hear? He’s a smart little guy.
  •  Accomodations: This is not a test as much as it was a description of the various supports he gets in school and seems to respond to in a positive way.
  • Reynolds Intelligence Test: Above average intelligence (makes a geek like me proud!). 
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language: Above average overall.
  • Observation: Exactly what is sounds like. Per the teachers’ report during first week: "noted signs of defiance and anger; interrupts teacher, on edge doing the opposite of what is told." During another week: "difficult time working with peers; wants things his way or no way; constant arguing." *For better or worse, he’s definitely my son! Just ask my wife. ; )
  • Oral and Written Language Scales- Oral: These scores were in the normal range.
  • Parent Interview: This was conducted by a child psychologist. We discussed our son’s history of behaviors. She was left with a "strong" impression that our son had Asperger’s but wanted to do the ADOS before giving an official confirmation.
  • Samples of Work: Showed our son’s obsessions with certain images/colors. Also showed he would do the work "his way."

Based on all of this testing (this really started at around age 2 when he began qualifying for an early intervention program), our son is now eligible for educational support with Autism as his area of disability. 

************************************************************************

Personal Updates
Needless to say it has been a long week with some emotional ups and downs. I’m still playing catch-up in my day job for taking off Tuesday to attend this meeting. Busy, busy, busy. Little sleep — our toddler is having night terrors — crazy hazy days. One serious, structured workout (35 minutes on an elliptical machine); a few push-ups/crunches; and a couple short walks with the kids. This weekend is the MS Walk (my dad has been suffering with Multiple Sclerosis for arond 17 years now). If anyone wants to donate, I have an electronic donation page set up here: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/ALCWalkEvents?px=1955178&pg=personal&fr_id=11190. Busy, busy, busy.

Writing Updates
No new words in my "Fountain" series this week. Instead, I’ve been working on a new short story which is a nice little redneck fairy tale. I’m really liking where this one is going, it has been a fun diversion. Only about 2000 words so far this week. I am hoping to finish the short story over this weekend. I expect it to come in at around 6000 words or so when complete. Next week — back to The Fountain.


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Diagnostic Confirmation

16 04 2009

Tuesday, my wife and I attended our oldest son’s IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Meeting and received official confirmation that our son does have Asperger’s Syndrome and qualifies for state support with Autism as the diagnosis. While we worry about some of the challenges ahead and some people’s reactions (most family/friends have known for a while, we are more worried about how new teachers/coaches may react to this label), we are relieved to be done with all the testing for now. We are grateful for the support the school has shown us so far. It is good to know he has such a caring group of people teaching him.

In my first post on Asperger’s Syndrome, I noted I would detail what tests and measurements were used in obtaining an official diagnosis. Here is a list of the various things done to identify this condition (I will not be posting scores, but will explain what the scores meant regarding our son):

  • Hearing and Vision Screenings: Passed. Hearing and vision are fine.
  • Test of Early Reading Abilities – 3: Very high score, above average.
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS): Meets the classification of autism. This test is considered the "Gold Standard" when it comes to autism tesing. It is a psychological test utilizing question and answers and various activities.
  • Gilliam Asperger Scale: This is a survey filled out by teachers and parents. It asked various questions regarding social/behavioral and other issues which relate directly to Asperger’s Syndrome. Three of these were filled out for our son — one by us and two by teachers — all three of these came back with a score of "High Probability" regarding an Asperger’s diagnosis.
  • Behavioral Assessment for Children, 2nd Edition (BASC-2): Another survey regarding behavior. Once again, three were done — one by us and two by teachers. These all came back with high scores in "clinically significant areas." Number one of which was "Externalizing Problems" on all three tests. 
  • Vinland Adaptive Behavior Scale II: This test scores how or child did in four basic areas: Communication, Daily Living, Socialization, and Motor. His scores were in the average range for both communication and daily living, a little below average in socialization and motor skills.
  • Social Skills Rating Scale: I can tell what this is based on the name, but the scores do not tell me very much. When discussing this test, His IEP team indicated he did okay on the test, but there was some question of whether or not he was answering questions honestly or perhaps he was saying what the tester wanted to hear? He’s a smart little guy.
  •  Accomodations: This is not a test as much as it was a description of the various supports he gets in school and seems to respond to in a positive way.
  • Reynolds Intelligence Test: Above average intelligence (makes a geek like me proud!). 
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language: Above average overall.
  • Observation: Exactly what is sounds like. Per the teachers’ report during first week: "noted signs of defiance and anger; interrupts teacher, on edge doing the opposite of what is told." During another week: "difficult time working with peers; wants things his way or no way; constant arguing." *For better or worse, he’s definitely my son! Just ask my wife. ; )
  • Oral and Written Language Scales- Oral: These scores were in the normal range.
  • Parent Interview: This was conducted by a child psychologist. We discussed our son’s history of behaviors. She was left with a "strong" impression that our son had Asperger’s but wanted to do the ADOS before giving an official confirmation.
  • Samples of Work: Showed our son’s obsessions with certain images/colors. Also showed he would do the work "his way."

Based on all of this testing (this really started at around age 2 when he began qualifying for an early intervention program), our son is now eligible for educational support with Autism as his area of disability. 

************************************************************************

Personal Updates
Needless to say it has been a long week with some emotional ups and downs. I’m still playing catch-up in my day job for taking off Tuesday to attend this meeting. Busy, busy, busy. Little sleep — our toddler is having night terrors — crazy hazy days. One serious, structured workout (35 minutes on an elliptical machine); a few push-ups/crunches; and a couple short walks with the kids. This weekend is the MS Walk (my dad has been suffering with Multiple Sclerosis for arond 17 years now). If anyone wants to donate, I have an electronic donation page set up here: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/ALCWalkEvents?px=1955178&pg=personal&fr_id=11190. Busy, busy, busy.

Writing Updates
No new words in my "Fountain" series this week. Instead, I’ve been working on a new short story which is a nice little redneck fairy tale. I’m really liking where this one is going, it has been a fun diversion. Only about 2000 words so far this week. I am hoping to finish the short story over this weekend. I expect it to come in at around 6000 words or so when complete. Next week — back to The Fountain.


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16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.

Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.

With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.

As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.

The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.

Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.

With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.

As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.

The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.

Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.

With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.

As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.

The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.

Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.

With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.

As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.

The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.

Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.

With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.

As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.

The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.

Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.

With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.

As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.

The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.

Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.

With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.

As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.

The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.

Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.

With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.

As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.

The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.

Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.

With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.

As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.

The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.
Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.
With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.
As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.
The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

16 04 2009
selfavowedgeek

Hey, T.J. That list of interviews and tests.
Wow. Just wow. I can’t begin to imagine how stressful it was but could, in a way, imagine how much of a relief to have the information it was for you and your wife.
With your support and the support of the school, he’s off to a great start.
As for the others and labeling: Crossing bridges, man. Crossing bridges.
The other day I was thinking about you guys, so thanks for updating everyone on your flist, T.J.

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.

His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.

SOLIDARITY

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚

*Holding up a fist*

SOLIDARITY.

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.

His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.

SOLIDARITY

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚

*Holding up a fist*

SOLIDARITY.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚

*Holding up a fist*

SOLIDARITY.

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.

His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.

SOLIDARITY

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.

His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.

SOLIDARITY

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚

*Holding up a fist*

SOLIDARITY.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚

*Holding up a fist*

SOLIDARITY.

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.

His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.

SOLIDARITY

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.

His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.

SOLIDARITY

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.

His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.

SOLIDARITY

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.

His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.

SOLIDARITY

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚

*Holding up a fist*

SOLIDARITY.

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.

His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.

SOLIDARITY

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚

*Holding up a fist*

SOLIDARITY.

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.
His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.
SOLIDARITY

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚
*Holding up a fist*
SOLIDARITY.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚
*Holding up a fist*
SOLIDARITY.

16 04 2009
haddayr

I am SO pleased he got the official diagnosis and I’m impressed by how thorough your school district was in testing him. I hope they are equally thorough in accommodating and educating him.
His behavior as described is just like Arie’s.
SOLIDARITY

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

17 04 2009
Anonymous

Thanks for the updates. I wonder how I’d do on today’s tests, as a child. (I couldn’t give a rat’s behind about instructions.)

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

17 04 2009
ckastens

Still wishing you the best.
Glad you know what you’re up against, at least.

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.

Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.

Good Luck with the MS Walk!

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!

The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.

Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.

Good Luck with the MS Walk!

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!

The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!

The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.

Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.

Good Luck with the MS Walk!

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.

Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.

Good Luck with the MS Walk!

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!

The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!

The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.

Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.

Good Luck with the MS Walk!

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.

Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.

Good Luck with the MS Walk!

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.

Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.

Good Luck with the MS Walk!

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.

Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.

Good Luck with the MS Walk!

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!

The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.

Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.

Good Luck with the MS Walk!

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!

The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.
Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.
Good Luck with the MS Walk!

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!
The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!
The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

17 04 2009
cafenowhere

I’m so glad to hear the testing phase is over with. A couple years ago, we subjected Tweetie to a number of unpleasant procedures, trying to rule something out. So I know some of the stress you must’ve felt.
Thanks for taking the time to outline the diagnostic process. Parents need this information.
Good Luck with the MS Walk!

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.

A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.

My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.

A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.

My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.

My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.

A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.

A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.

My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.

My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.

A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.

A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.

A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.

A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.

My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.

A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.

My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.
A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.
My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.
Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.
My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.
Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

21 04 2009
jongibbs

I have twin, fourteen-year-old girls, both with severe autism. I wouldn’t swap them for the world.
A book contract on the other hand … No, not even that πŸ™‚ I wish you luck.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.

My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Wow. I’m sure that must be challenging.

My son’s case is not severe, so I can only imagine what you and your family go through at times.

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luch as well.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚

*Holding up a fist*

SOLIDARITY.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks πŸ™‚

*Holding up a fist*

SOLIDARITY.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!

The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks!

The MS Walk did not go as planned. I pulled a muscle in my leg playing in a pile of gravel with my son (I need to remember I’m not 5 years old anymore), then my son gets some sort of stomach bug the night before the walk. Oh well…

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

I still have a hard time with written/verbal instructions (my philosophy *just let me DO it already*) – I definitely learn by doing.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

22 04 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, man. I appreciate the support.

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