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Will wrote:
14 years 17 weeks ago

Hi Ruby
Let me extend to you my personal welcome to our AutismOne Social Network. AutismOne is now the “one-stop-shopping center” for information about autism. We have the annual conference in Chicago, AutismOne radio, the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy and now the AutismOne Social Network (and more to come).
Thank you for filling in your profile entries as these help people with common interests find you.
Helping you interact with others is one of the many things we can do for you. Now here’s something you can do for us. Every new community requires a good hard kick start to get going. We need you to help us with that. Log in on a regular basis and read the blogs and articles then write a blog yourself. It can be on any subject of interest to you, preferably with some relevance to autism but not necessarily. It can be short or long, whatever it takes for you to express your thoughts. If you have a question then ask it in a blog--people read then they respond. If you see something with which you agree or disagree then please add a comment with your thoughts. This is an open community designed to help and support. We like to hear all sides.
I am looking forward to reading your opinions in future blogs and/or articles.
With my best regards
Will Price, CFO

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How do you quell the anxiety for a child that is well aware of his or her surroundings? My son is one of those wonderful kinds of Apsies.
Member Since August 7, 2009

About Me

Ruby Olsen
59 years
Des Moines Iowa area
About Me
Relationship Status: 
Here For: 
A Little About Me: 

I am a homeschooling mom of 2 boys JP is 11 y and I is 4.5 y. JP is my Autie. I has sensory issues. We spend our days reading, playing and spending time together. I love history especially American and hands on. Ian while NT does have some sensory issues and had a speech delay. We have corrected his speech to a point that his articulation is that of a almost 3 yr and his vocab is more of an almost 6 yr.

Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

I have been an advocate for my son and others families in Iowa but had backed off due to other obligations. I decided that I needed to take a more active role in advocacy and our parent to parent networking again. So here I am.

What I am Here For: 
I want to spend more time getting to know other families with ASD and working with new families to get them started on the right road to recovery.
Autism Help / Accomplishments: 

parent to parent advocate in the Des Moines Iowa area, member of BEAT-IA --state wide autism advocacy group, member of AS:pire --Central Iowa Autism parent to parent Group. I have attended 3 Autism One conferences in the past and look forward to going back and learning more in the years to come.

My Daily Motivations: 

Seeing my boys faces and how they grow and learn on a daily basis.

for my family to have a more active role in the Autism Community over the next year.
Help Needed: 
We have an Autie that is pre teen and has anger issues and impulse control issues. Help for understanding in how to deal with this.
Help to Give: 

being a parent to parent advocate. working with families to get them the help and services that work best for their family.

As:pire Support Group; Homeschool groups; yahoo groups;
reading and hands on history
Books / Magazines: 
romance books by Linda Lael Miller and anything on ASD, SPD, and related fields.
The human mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
contemporary christian music and most of the kids music out there for the younger set (under 6 y).
TV Shows: 
Mythbusters, Home make over shows, almost anything on the Food channel and the History channel.
older stuff from the 70's or earlier. Disney made for TV movies (Wonderful World of Disney movies) are the best.
Personal Heroes: 
any parent of or adult child with Autism that can overcomes so many of life's obstacles.