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TheArsenicCupCake Wed 10-Nov-10 17:44:34

" but he can't have aspergers .. Because he can talk to adults...just not his peer group!"

( and as an off topic add.. Ds is currently memorising all the computers chess moves it make against another pc he playing it against!... For FUN)

woolytree Wed 10-Nov-10 17:48:20

"All kids do that!"

"Its a phase..She'll catch up."

"She's having you on!" ...My fav! grin

mamalino Wed 10-Nov-10 18:05:54

MIL took DD1 to a soft play area and said when she brought her back "she lost her hearing aids in the ball pond but you will have spares won't you?"

Errrr no they cost the NHS about a grand each......

Soft play had closed so we spent an anxious night before they were found (amazingly)!

There you go, soft play, MILs and jaw dropping lack of SN awareness all in one post!

mamalino Wed 10-Nov-10 18:07:50

And the play centre was about 40 miles away too grin

MissTired Wed 10-Nov-10 18:10:58

"did he get that by banging his head" - ds has autism ffs!!


"have you tried vitamins that would help him loads you know" - hmmmmm if only autism was so easily cured!!!


"i dont know why youre acting like hes so different loads of kids have something wrong with them, look at my dd for example, she has had this cold for a week now" - now there was me stressing about special schools etc hmm

5inthebed Wed 10-Nov-10 18:12:06

But he looks so normal...

So what is his talent then...

I had an uncles cousins friends goldfishes neice who had that, he was fine on the right medication...

TheArsenicCupCake Wed 10-Nov-10 18:22:34

'i'd suggest that you divert the tantrums by doing or going somewhere unexpected.. As a treat'

said by a professional about afterschool meltdowns!

TheArsenicCupCake Wed 10-Nov-10 18:25:33

" oh so where did the asd come from then.. Is it genetic?"

Me: they do seem to think it might be

family member: " well that might explain why , uncle bob, your great cousin mildrid, the smith twins on your other side of the family are all a bit .. Well... Funny!"

you gotta giggle!

Bluesunbeam Wed 10-Nov-10 18:31:14

Apparently ds will recover from autism in his own time if we give him space and let him do what he wants! Grandma's eh!

misdee Wed 10-Nov-10 18:32:30

'omg what can you feed her' asked a waiter when explaing dd4 has multiple food allergies.

'well, things that dont contain milk, eggs or nuts obvioiusly'

(i know its not strictly SN, but it did make me chuckle)

Ineed2 Wed 10-Nov-10 18:54:10

"It's because she's bright" My mother and many professionals said this about Dd1,
If anyone comes close to saying it about Dd3 I growl at them menacingly[sp].

TheArsenicCupCake Wed 10-Nov-10 19:02:53

" but how do you cope?'

now this is an odd one as i can see why people say it... However... What am I supposed to do.. Suddenly drop to the floor and not cope?

I'm guessing all of you on here get it

5inthebed Wed 10-Nov-10 19:08:55

AH yes, that must me my favourite, "how do you cope". Do we have a choice?

slightlycrumpled Wed 10-Nov-10 19:35:43

Whilst in a&e with ds2 last year,
Me; 'i'll just let you know before I tell you anything else that he has the chromosome abnormality di-George syndrome'.
Junior doctor; 'how long has he had it?'
Me;' umm well since birth!!' hmm grin

purplepidjin Wed 10-Nov-10 19:36:51

My favourite, particularly from teachers I've TA'd for

"S/he doesn't have SN, they just do it to wind me up."

FFS, I have 5 years experience working with kids with SN (I'm 28), you have no idea what to do with the one, yes ONE child in your school who has, which is why you hired me! (And pay me a pittance...)

LegoLady95 Wed 10-Nov-10 20:02:11

'Oh well, he might end up being a genius'


'Will he go to school?'

No he'll just get locked in a cage all day.

Spinkle Wed 10-Nov-10 20:02:35

'Oh, he looks completely normal'*how do you expect him to look?*

'what is his special talent'*to meltdown randomly*

'my hairdresser's, nephew's next door neighbour has that' so you must know all about it then

fightingthezombies Wed 10-Nov-10 20:13:44

'I know someone with Aspergers and your ds is nothing like him.'

'He's just highly-strung and a bit lively.'

After finally getting statement - 'he's a nice boy - does he really need all those hours?'

wasuup3000 Wed 10-Nov-10 20:20:18

Today mainstream school sent ds (ASD,dyspraxia and ADD) out without his Jumper and it was freezzzing!! Ds doesn't feel hot and cold, pain ect all that much. Plus it was PE today so he avoids putting his Jumper on after.

So I take him back inside and ask why they haven't ensured that he had his jumper on giving the freezing cold outside.

TA's response "We expect the children to decide for themselves if they are too hot and cold and put their jumpers on or take them off as they wish". In a tone that of voice which sounds as if she thinks I am quite mad (over anxious)... grrrr

MistsAndMellow Wed 10-Nov-10 20:26:52

Going somewhere completely unexpected as a treat shock grin

I get "I couldn't cope with a non-sleeping child oh no, I need my sleep"

Like they are the only ones who do hmm

Pagwatch's answer to the "special talent" question always makes me laugh:

"DS2 can fly!"

bigcar Wed 10-Nov-10 20:32:46

dd3 has multi sensory impairment amongst other things.
OT, mrs bigcar, your dd3 has quite severe sensory issues.
me, no shit sherlock really?

mamalino, not sure I'd want them back after being in the ball pool, there's whole new species yet to be discovered in there, Attenboroughs next series I believe grin

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 10-Nov-10 20:39:29

I said my DD was very happy, my auntie (who is in some denial) said "I'd rather she was NORMAL and UNHAPPY".. hmm

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 10-Nov-10 20:40:48

i also get the " we are all on the spectrum somewhere"..(even though DD has no DX yet)...well I think her difficulties might be slightly more significant given that she can't speak, interact with other children or sit still at 4 years old. hmm

auntevil Wed 10-Nov-10 20:46:20

Slightly crumpled - i have just spat my diet coke out on the keyboard as i LOL at your post - priceless.
MIL is usually quite accepting, but she did say after trying to teach dyspraxic DS1 to tie his shoe laces (her shoes!)
"He would be really good at this if he didn't have his hands in the way" - i suppose i could teach him with his teeth then?!

wasuup3000 Wed 10-Nov-10 20:51:43

Also Think I may have mentioned this one before...

MIL "I am glad all mine were normal"... (erm yes is you say so MIL...;))

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