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Ruth

Location:

Antioch, IL
Hometown: Antioch, IL

Member since:

July 7, 2012

(all questions are optional, but will help us serve you more efficiently) Name, age and diagnosis of person with a disability?

Peter is 15, with Aspergers' Syndrome and ADHD.

Name of parents, name and age of siblings?

Dana is 13, neurotypical and a social butterfly.

School district/location of residence/place of employment of person with the disability?

Antioch school district.

Areas of strength and/or interest?

Peter does vegetarian cooking, animal studies, nutrition (obsessively), and fitness. He does Zumba classes, runs with the high school track team, 8-mile bike rides, and paddleboating. He has a lot of energy. He has no local friends, and it doesn't seem to bother him. He plays by himself most of the day, and when he gets bored, he expects Mom or Dad to do things with him. He has an adult helper to help him during church youthgroup activities, and is in a self-contained classroom.

Areas of need?

Peter has difficulty with emotional regulation, impulsivity, attention, sensory processing, social skills, organization, and executive skills. He is very restrictive in what he eats--no meat (except occassionally chicken white meat or shrimp), no cheese, no fried food, no junk food, prefers whole grains and organic foods, and craves intense flavors, especially hot spicy food.

Introduction

I'm an OT who works in schools, and mom of 2 teens, one who's an Aspie.


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