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Marye

Good to be back! Took a bit of a break but I'm glad to be back!

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hey tp!

nice to see you back here!

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Dancing Rose

I've been away for awhile but I was moved by your post. Glad you found some strength here. Please feel free to contact me if you need anything.

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A grateful thanks...

I see this forum has been quiet for some time however I am pleased I found it - as we are in the process of finding out where our 2.5 year old son falls on the spectrum and if indeed it is autism. He has been involved with a program called Birth to 3 for speech as he is non-verbal but has lots to say jabber-wise. We've been in the program for 6 months and have heard him say "bah" for bye and "bur" for bird. It's been sweet music to our ears. Birth to 3 has recommended us to a developmental specialist whom we see in a couple weeks from now. The unknown is hard as we "fit" nowhere for support groups as we do not have a diagnosis yet. As our son "looks normal", family members and friends are having a hard time understanding that something is going on. So, its been lonely but we press on. I just wanted to share that I found strength in this forum and want to say thanks to you all.

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this came up in another topic
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The magic of music

Josh and I attended the Festy Experience in Roseland VA a couple weeks ago. Once again I saw how music helps Josh connect with others. A good friend of mine camped with us and for the first time he and Josh really connected. Ron (my friend) referenced the magic of music. He really came to appreciate Josh as a person over the course of the weekend! The two of them are now sharing jokes and really relating! What an awesome experience!

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Cool!

My degree is in social work. I don't officially have the title of social worker but do work in human services. He sounds like an interesting guy to converse with.

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tphokie

my dad saw the movie you are talking about. He told me about it in our last phone conversation. He was a psychiatric social worker for over 20 years, and said was a very well done film. Will suggest him to you on FB (he loves new friends) and he can tell you more.
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Emmy awards

I don't watch awards show. I find them cheesy and boring. I wish I had watched the Emmys last night, however. HBO made a movie called Temple Grandin which won several awards last night. I have yet to see this movie as I don't have HBO so I can't comment on the film. For those of you who don't know Temple Grandin she is a woman with autism who has written numerous books on autism. She is a very inspirational figure in the autism community. While the film was winning a number of awards last night the real Temple was introduced to and spoke to the crowd. Definitely a great format for raising autism awareness! Has any one seen the movie? Is it available on DVD?

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Sounds really terriffic tphokie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even more important than the music in itself is that it seems that you've found a place where the teachers will be adaptable to his needs. I bet you will make all the difference in the world! Congrats and I wish your son a terriffic school year.
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