Archive for July, 2010

Autism in Flagstaff AZ

Ok, I’ve decided to go ahead and try to post on this blog whenever I find time. I titled this post Autism in Flagstaff AZ because I’ve been trying for months now to make contact with other families with autistic children in Flagstaff and am having a really hard time figuring out how to reach any. Are there any here? Any besides the families I’ve met at the NAzASA meetings? Any with young children? Maybe even young girls? Are you out there? My hope is that with this title my blog post might show up on a google search. Those are the words I first searched for after getting Lu’s diagnosis, when we were trying to figure out who to turn to and what to do. So if you’ve googled those words and are now reading this blog, please contact me! I’d love to talk to you.

Also I wanted to let anyone interested know that our super-fab friend John Stanley is running the NY Marathon in November and has decided to sponsor our local chapter of the Autsim Society of America (NAzASA) as one of his charities. Pretty cool, huh? Here’s a link to his fundraising site: http://www.firstgiving.com/johnisrunningthenycmarathon Please give if you can!
It’s 3am now so I’m going to keep this post short. The girls have gotten really good at never sleeping at the same time so I’m in desperate need of sleep and only came to the computer to get my newly recharged ipod to listen to audiobooks to lull me back to sleep. The most tragic thing about the current familial sleep disorder is that when they finally do both get to sleep and I have a chance to do some sleeping of my own, my mind sometimes takes over and keeps me awake for a few hours more. Sigh.