My name is Ronney and I am parent of 3 children. Eldest is a son, 26, ... next a daughter 25, (they are moved out of the house), and my youngest who is 17 and has Aspergers, which is the main reason I found Ted. Somehow, it just started showing up on my facbook and i saw the Temple Grandin speech. She is amazing. i saw her on TV before for like 5 minutes so I clicked on the link right away, and there it was.
My son went from a very large, non-understanding community and school in Mesa, AZ to where he is now. A small charter school that focuses on the kids individual talents and help them exceed. Now about this old school and community where we used to live. This community where we used to live is Deeply religious (Mormon to be exact, I don't have anything against Mormons but I am sure you are wondering what religion it was, so i just thought i would throw it out there.) So this Mormon community we lived in. When my son was younger, he would go out to try to make friends, the kids would go inside. They were not allowed to play with my son because we were not in a 'Ward' (the Mormon church) . So he retreated into only being social on the computer. Which we were okay with. Still are. He is brilliant actually.
When I was going to IEP (individual Education Plan) meetings at this old religious type school. It was like walking into the death chamber. They kept saying "Your son has a "very extensive vocabulary' i just said "i know' and they kept repeating it... Like they wanted me to change it. I didn't know what to say. I got real bad anxiety over it. I would be ostracized at every word... it was horrible!
Now comes the time when we lose everything... My husband lost his job, we lost our house, all our toys... (boat, quad, rv... etc...) I had to sell off all my vintage furniture that I LOVED. Not to mention much of my scrapbooking supplies, etc, and in the end, it was all futile because we still lost the house. Turns out that it was probably the best thing that could have happened to our family.
We had to move to Phoenix with my husbands mother for 5 months, We switched Jonnys school to this smaller one, and he changed. He had a real phobia and anxiety issue about going to school. I got a well paying job but was starting to become ill at this time (more about this later) and then my husband got a job not long after, and we were able to afford a small apartment by then. We knew we had to stay in this area because we could not take Jonny out of the school he was in. So we moved out into a small apartment not far from where his mother was.
I was becoming increasingly ill... with Vertigo, violent vomiting, head aches, completely went deaf in my left ear... I lost my well-paying job, but fortunately my husband still has his job. I finally, after much much testing, i had a condition (and still have it) Meniere's disease. I had a left side Labrynthectomy (basically i had the balance system removed from the left side) I have been well ever since, have a job I love etc...
My husband and i are coming up on our 20th Wedding Anniversary and are Celebrating HUGE with an Elvis vow renewal haha... it is going to be great (this is in May)
So that is me! Who are you?
An idea worth spreading
Seek first to understand, then be understood.
I believe there are so many religions in the world that only ONE cannot be right.
Scrapbooking and Cardmaking
i am sure more stuff will come to me later...
I'm passionate about
feeding the homeless. literally, I work downtown and i see homeless hungry people, so i pack sack lunches and pass them out. My family, my hair:), learning
People don't know I'm good at
Thinking, i sometimes have really good ideas.
My TED story
Son with Aspergers. i have meniere's disease. i adopted out a son and we are recently back in touch. thanks facebook! Parent of an anencephaly baby. i am an orphan. I live with Fibromyalgia, and not suffer from it. Attitude is everything! Spread love and positivity. Don't hate anyone, no matter how much they want you to. Feed people, you don't have to give that guy on the corner money, but you could give him something to eat. Take an extra lunch with you one day to work, just to give away. Forgive, its the best thing you can do for yourself.