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Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 21 2006 Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter

Greetings Everyone ~

It has been another busy week for our household. Nicholas had a field trip Friday and I learned that the school buses in Los Angeles do not have seatbelts. I thought they did and recall hearing from my son that they did have them. I placed a call to the Transportation Dept of LAUSD and they do not have them.

I went to two informative meetings last week through the School District and my minivan overheated as we arrived at Feeding therapy Tuesday nite. We waited almost two hours for a tow truck to get us home.

Nick is enthralled with the three kittens and adult cats that are living below our house under the porch. I am spending a lot of money on cat food and now have allergic conjunctivitis in one eye.

We also have our yearly assessment with IHSS this week, Nicholas has a festival at school on Friday and in less than one month is Matthew's IEP. I received letters from Globe Life turning both kids down for life insurance but did get a letter from United of Omaha asking for the first month's payment, so this might be promising.

I also applied to Peoples Benefit Life and checked off no to the health question since it did not apply to autism. This looks like it might be accepted too. I have updated the article on Life Insurance with these details.

Next weekend is a holiday weekend and time is flying by. Hopefully everyone has their summer plans set in motion. I will learn in early June whether the scholarship for summer daycamp has been accepted. I also learned that the first day back to school for Matthew is August 18th, which gives him four days between camp and school. Nicholas has a few weeks where we can go skating, bowling and movies.

Quick Tips For A Productive IEP Meeting
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A Feeding Assessment Experience:

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Bonnie Sayers, Autism Spectrum Disorders Editor

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