mjthewriterdad's MedHelp Blogs https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/367831 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en What? So What? and Now What? WHAT: Okay so you got an "official" diagnosis for your child. Well, was it a complete surprise to mjthewriterdad Tue, 12 Feb 2008 00:49:23 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/4134/What-So-What-and-Now-What https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/4134/What-So-What-and-Now-What is there an autism/PDD epidemic? I just read Time magazine Jan 12 issue "Is the Autism Epidemic a Myth?" The word "Epidemic" conjur mjthewriterdad Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:17:03 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/3521/is-there-an-autism-PDD-epidemic https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/3521/is-there-an-autism-PDD-epidemic Books with a positve approach A collection of really funny stories from parents you might even recognize your child in some of thes mjthewriterdad Wed, 30 Jan 2008 22:43:08 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/3455/Books-with-a-positve-approach https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/3455/Books-with-a-positve-approach Don't wait for kindergarten Read my blog on how to ask for an EEN evaluation for spec ed. I want all to know that child find is mjthewriterdad Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:17:13 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/3030/Dont-wait-for-kindergarten https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/3030/Dont-wait-for-kindergarten How to ask for an EEN evaluation for spec ed I've seen a lot of posts like this: My _ year old child seems to exhibit __ symptoms. I did some mjthewriterdad Fri, 18 Jan 2008 01:11:35 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2840/How-to-ask-for-an-EEN-evaluation-for-spec-ed https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2840/How-to-ask-for-an-EEN-evaluation-for-spec-ed Lame Excuses schools use Believe me, I have been involved in a LOT of school meetings and so will you! Schools are required b mjthewriterdad Fri, 04 Jan 2008 00:40:06 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2203/Lame-Excuses-schools-use https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2203/Lame-Excuses-schools-use bring on the leeches! I just looked over thew various treatment and therepy options for autism. Jeez all ya gotta do is lo mjthewriterdad Fri, 04 Jan 2008 00:01:27 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2201/bring-on-the-leeches https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2201/bring-on-the-leeches moving blues As I look back on all the places we've been, some places have the right mix of school districts, soci mjthewriterdad Sun, 30 Dec 2007 23:43:23 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2073/moving-blues https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2073/moving-blues IEP tune-up and new school year Summer is getting to be over. Back to school sales etc. Look at your child's IEP. A lot happened ov mjthewriterdad Sat, 22 Dec 2007 21:38:30 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1869/IEP-tune-up-and-new-school-year https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1869/IEP-tune-up-and-new-school-year Perceptions Let's remember the Ability in disAbility. . Our children are capable of seeing and hearing and sens mjthewriterdad Sat, 22 Dec 2007 21:21:46 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1865/Perceptions- https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1865/Perceptions- the silver bullet For parents of children with a recent diagnosis, the most important advice I have is to not feel sorr mjthewriterdad Sat, 22 Dec 2007 21:13:57 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1863/the-silver-bullet- https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1863/the-silver-bullet- How do I tell my child about his/her diagnosis? In the last journal, I wrote a few words about if and when to tell your child about his/her diagnosis mjthewriterdad Sat, 22 Dec 2007 20:24:48 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1859/How-do-I-tell-my-child-about-his-her-diagnosis https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1859/How-do-I-tell-my-child-about-his-her-diagnosis When do I tell my child about his/her diagnosis? Certainly any child with a diagnosis, who is aware enough to ask questions about it, should be told. mjthewriterdad Sat, 22 Dec 2007 20:11:24 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1857/When-do-I-tell-my-child-about-his-her-diagnosis https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1857/When-do-I-tell-my-child-about-his-her-diagnosis