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I am a busy mother of three.  My oldest son has a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome which has become a full time job.  I spend a great deal of my time educating people about Aspergers and making sure that his services are in place.  Each year we battled the Department of Education in order for our son's education to be handled properly.  Now he is moving on to college and state funded programs and therefore so are we.  Much of what I write or post will be about issues of special needs parents/children and adults. I am proud to announce that my son has graduated High School, receiving 5 awards, including a medal for Chorus and a scholarship award.  He continues to sing in a group composed mostly of teenagers on the spectrum.  They have performed in many venues and are making a name for themselves in our area.

 I have been a teacher for over 20 years.  I am currently employed as a part time Museum educator, which is interesting and alot of fun. I am excited to say that I have been presented with the opportunity to speak to education students at a few colleges about teaching students with Special Needs especially Aspergers.  I am in the process of starting a business of educating and empowering parents in how to navigate the education system and help their children get all they are eligible for. I have two other children, both are soccer players, very bright and keep me just as busy as the oldest child.  I am a well known Chili chef.  I have published two articles in my local newspaper about raising a child with Aspergers and I am currently working on a novel about the same subject.  I have published a children's book, Spenser's Pencil, which took place while I was a third grade teacher.  I never have enough hours in the day to get everything done, so I am like most moms, I love to write,  I have several open novels, children's books and articles that I need finish, but I keep getting interrupted by life!  My second son is a Boy Scout who is very close to becoming an Eagle Scout, He also plays basketball in addition to  soccer and hand ball. My daughter, loves to draw, sing and is very creative. She is a Cadette in Girl Scouts, has recently earned the Bronze award and just started playing basketball in as well as soccer.  I live with my three children and my husband, who is a very busy dad, coaching basketball, serving as a Vice President in our local soccer league and working for a major sports corporation in one of the best cities in the world.  I love to read and I am always looking for new authors so I can devour everything they have written.  I want to go everywhere and see everything, but with three children, one with special needs and a tight pocketbook, I have to be content to research and read at this time, thank goodness for the internet!

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