Friday, July 1, 2011

Time for a change...

It has been SO long since I have posted here. I changed the name of the blogg because I think it better reflects my life and the things that are happening. From December of 2009 to February 2010 we moved away from Huntsville, AL and headed back to Vegas. We had to move to a real ghetto area because it was all we could afford and I have to say I got a real education on what it is like to be poor!

We moved to Vegas because with the job market crash neither my husband nor I could find a job. Life was super tough! In leaving Alabama the biggest regret I have is for the children. We has physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) for Joseph and Margaret. In moving to Vegas we lost about six months of therapy for them. Also Nevada is in such a bind financially that most if not all the special need programs have been reduced or gone.

When the children turned three they went to the local school district to be assessed for special education services. I was told Margaret is autistic, James is autistic, and Joseph is orthopediacally impaired with developmentally delayed. With the school district making these claims I am spending the summer getting my children to specialists.

The first specialist is an autism specialist. They all went to her to see if they are truly showing autistic traits. After that my mission is to try and find why Joseph has the medical issues he has. So I scheduled a visit to the pulmonologist, geneticist, urologist, orthopedic specialist, eye doctor, regular pediatrician, pediatrician that specializes in special needs children and the dentist. This is in addition to the therapy appointments and anything else that comes up. LOL

I have been able to get the children registered with the local Regional Center. Sadly, with the budget cuts there is little funding so my children are on the waiting list to get services. So who knows when we might get any services.

I will have to continue to write more as I start to catch the blogg up. There is LOTS to tell! :D

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