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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lisa's story

Zoe and Anzac

I have a 4 children 5 yrs and under. My daughter, Zoe (5) and son, Anzac (3) have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders - PDD-NOS and Autism. My 3rd child, Zannalee is in the process of diagnosis.

Zoe loves craft & drawing (the same thing 100 times) and Anzac loves riding his scooter & bouncing on the trampoline.

Anzac is really good at number recognition, and Zoe is really good at drama, and playing out roles she has seen in a movie.

They both struggle with social interaction, when a word has 2 different meanings, receptive and expressive speech, and many other things, but lets try and keep this positive! - i won't list them all!!

Sometimes I, as a parent, find it hard when I am out in public and people just presume that they are being 'naughty little brats'.

But then I think about the special moments, like when they use their impeccable manners , Zoe made a FRIEND this year, and her friends mother has invited us to some over for play dates!!!

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Anonymous,  April 10, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

You are an amazing mother Lisa. I honestly take lessons in your patience, never ending encouragement and enthusiasm for ALL of your children. Being your sister, I am so thankful for you everyday and you will forever remain one of my two best friends (Julie of course the equal other!). You have 4 special children who I am SO proud to call my nieces ... See Moreand nephew. You've done an incredible job and seeing both Zoe and Anzac evolve with the necessary approach and attention they require is just simply astounding. Keep up the great work you are doing! Love you!

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