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Taran Meyer replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"Yes, she's had a personal plan since gr. 3 (they are called IPPs here in Canada... same idea ;) ). She is much more socially aware and sophisticated than I was at her age (I was pretty off in my own little world) and while it makes some things…"
Oct 21, 2010
Deb replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"Haven't seen any action on this board in a long time. It's nice to "see" a new face. Good for you for fighting for the screening of your daughter! It's a shame when parents of cognitively disabled kids have to practically…"
Oct 19, 2010
Taran Meyer replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"My oldest daughter has ADHD (inattentive variety, diagnosed when she was 6) and this past spring (she's now 10) was diagnosed with learning disabilities as well. Our story is nowhere near as crazy as some of the others posted here, but…"
Oct 19, 2010
amer muhammad replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"many years ago in a wild life film I saw a horned sheep challanging and running after a wolf for safty of his offspring. Parents like you seems to me like that. Have a big big heart, fighting nature tirelessly. I always had a lovely feeling for such…"
Mar 3, 2010
Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"The Brights network have put out a list of suggestions on how to deal with the minor annoyance. Take a look here: http://the-brights.net/movement/toolbox/p4y/"
Mar 3, 2010
Tabi replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"Thats a good way to look at it, if they want to give it away, who am I to not take it? lol Ill avoid the brownies too..... lol"
Feb 23, 2010
LeoPardus replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"They want to pray because they know there's nothing they can really do. It's a human response to helplessness. An effort to feel like you're trying to do something even when you're powerless. That's the whole reason why…"
Feb 23, 2010
Tabi replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"I would have thrown a fit!! Were about to go back to the hospital here in a couple weeks, and they always bring in a prayer bear! Like every day they try to bring a new one! Then when we take out sanity breaks from being in the hospital room all the…"
Feb 23, 2010
Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"Yes, it can be annoying. My son was in the Special Care Nursery over his first Christmas. The Chaplain made sure to put an angel decoration on his cot, in order to counter the effects of the red FreeBSD Daman which we had put there. Red is a good…"
Feb 12, 2010
Tabi replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"Hi! I have a son, just turned 2, who has Glycogen Storage Disease type 1b. Its a rare metabiolic disorder that prevents his liver from processing the sugars that comes in almost everything! It causes a whol line of problems with it. We spend a whole…"
Feb 11, 2010
Deb replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"My special needs guy is Danny. He's 19 and I am his mom and legal guardian. Danny is in the "moderate/severe" range on the mental retardation scale. He is mostly non-verbal and is cognitively around age 5. Danny is graduating high…"
Dec 3, 2009
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Oct 15, 2009
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We discuss the problem of solidarity and atheism. For example we needadvices for people who lost their beliefs and want something new.We must strengthened the idea ofsocial solidarity and discuss the ancient faults of the LeftSee More
Oct 13, 2009
Deirdre Billes replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"Tanya I am laughing out loud reading your story, hearing a reflection of my own experiences. "He is just a boy" is a great mantra! Sam enthusiastically ate raw lemons, skin and all at age one. He put his hand on a burner at my fathers…"
Oct 10, 2009
Gwen replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"There is a requirement for continuing eduacation. I Have to take 30 continuing ed units every two years to renew my licence and doctors have similar requirements. The CEUs can be anything that enhances your professional developement. Fortunately or…"
Oct 6, 2009
Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM replied to LeoPardus's discussion So who's your special needs guy/girl? in the group ATHEISTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DEPENDENTS
"HI Mike. Nice to have you here. Just telling the story seems to help."
Sep 20, 2009

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At 5:41am on October 15, 2009, Mike Kleinman said…
Hi! Thanks for your comments, they really helped.
At 12:06pm on September 16, 2009, Tanya Higgins said…
Hey there! Nice to see I'm not all alone out here. *grins*
At 10:05am on May 28, 2009, o said…
The atheists in our churches were spouses that if we "loved and accepted enough would come around to the Lord". :)

Ah yes...an Eegee's addict. lol I prefer the slushes myself. When I have lived out of state I always miss the salsa.
At 6:03pm on May 27, 2009, o said…
Yeah....I had thought that EO's were more tolerant of some things...if you've ever been in a Greek parish you know that conservatives are rare. And come to think of it, in our Antiochian parish we had a few "known" atheists which were treated just as well as anyone else, so I guess the only stress would be in your family.

I'm in Tucson actually. I love it far more than The Valley.
At 4:17pm on May 22, 2009, o said…
Wow...sounds so much like me! You can read the brief version of my journey here: http://doubtingfaith.blogspot.com/2009/05/eintob-introduction.html

For me, being a very black and white thinker, the EOC was The Answer. I started having problems in my RCIA classes when I was asking the deacon about the papacy and he couldn't really address my problems. He told me that I should just try the Eastern Rite and the problem would go away. I met with a priest at the local Byzantine parish and all the books he gave me kept saying that the Eastern Rite was just like the EOC. Called the priest at the Antiochian parish (AP Fr. David Barr) and he was so awesome! He spent days working through my questions with me and tried to keep me from getting out of hand. Then once I read Bp. Kallistos Ware's book...well...that was it. My wasband was Not. On. Board. It was a very difficult time for us. But everyone was so nice to him...he came around after a year or so. I was a Franky Schaeffer style convert....very hardcore, very zealous. Headcoverings, weekly confession, skirts, communion as often as possible. A couple bad priests that came through really exploited my trust. It was always a struggle getting the cradles to care about anything. Then when my marriage ended, everyone turned their backs on me. It was a real bucket of cold water to the face! I tried really hard to find someplace...any place to keep faithful. Vacillated between Buddhism and paganism for awhile. But I just couldn't keep it. "The God Delusion" was the final nail in the coffin for me.

I can't imagine how much stress you must be under to be leaving it all without those you care about. But, on the other hand, it's easy to be blend in with the cradles who come for the coffee. : /
At 12:56pm on May 22, 2009, o said…
I know what you mean...I've never come across a former EO convert. Would love to hear more about your story!
At 12:13pm on May 22, 2009, Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM said…
Hi Leo.

Welcome to the Nexus. It's a friendly place and there's an overwhelming heap of interesting and humorous information here as well. Enjoy!
 
 
 

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