What Really Happened

This is what I found on the Net regarding Ate Beth’s accident

Three killed in hit-and-run crash near Lake Skinner
7:25 AM Mon, Jun 30, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (0)
Posted by: PE News

Three Winchester residents, including a 4-year-old boy, were killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash near Lake Skinner, authorities said.

Initial reports from the California Highway Patrol indicated that the three fatalities were all in one vehicle and that the driver of the other vehicle fled.

In addition to the child, a 48-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were killed, coroner’s news releases said. Their names were being withheld pending notification of family.

Details about the crash, which occurred about 8 p.m. near the entrance to Lake Skinner on Warren Road, were not immediately available this morning.

Coming Home

I went to Assumption last Tuesday to fix something.
A lot has changed and yet for some reason I still have that
feeling that the school is warm and inviting
and welcoming me. I could really feel the Assumption
Spirit telling me welcome home.Assumption is not
just a school. It will always be a special part of me.
It is there that I transformed myself.
Part of who I am I owe it to Assumption.
Found this photos of the new Assumption chapel
on the web:


Waiting…

I hate waiting.. sa totoo lang ayoko talaga pero I
endure it kasi wala akong choice.
I’ve been other people’s blogs lately and they
express irritation for banks and their staff.
Ako naman I hate waiting in hospitals
or clinics. Minsan kasi walang system in place
na papuntahin ka sa room na ito when in fact
sa ibang room ka naman talaga dapat pumunta.
Tapos most of the clinic walang P.A. system
so di mo naman maririnig na tinatawag ka
na pala. Sasabihin nyo eh di dapat wag
ka aalis. Kaso di naman puede andun ka lang
syempre something always needs to be
done like go to to the washroom or
go to the nurse station.

Another major pet peeve ay pag late ang
doctor fine I get it may operation or may ibang clinic.
I could understand that pero mas naiirita ako
na di man lang sila nagsasabi dun sa clinic
na male late sila. Para naman maabisuhan
yung mga tao na naghihintay. Is their time
more precious than ours? Saka para namang
libre yung pag papa check up namin.
Di naman yun health center ano.

The tests came out na nga pala.. Very depressing sya
para sa akin. Kaya nga ayoko muna i post
parang may sense of denial pa ata ako. Hoping that
If don’t talk about it. It will go away and I’ll
wake up tomorrow na okay na ako. But I know
that it’s far from reality.

Scrapbook Day

Had a great day.. finally was able to attend a scrapbook gathering.
Na miss ko talaga sya kasi talagang we’ve evolved na.
Di lang kami basta scrapbook buddies talagang friends
kami talaga. We’re there for each other through thick and
thin and we support each other. Kaya nga I look forward to
our monthly gatherings.

Andie's Latest Photo

I saw Andie’s latest photo sa friendster and I had to save a
copy of my own. Malaki na sya 8 na sya. Not a day goes
by when I don’t think of her.
Some might think na just because we have a daughter of
our own means na nakalimutan ko na sya.Definitely
not true!!!

COMMON CHARARCTERISTICS OF ASD CHILDREN

Emotions

Rage/anger/hurt may all be expressed in unexpected ways
Perfectionism
Easily overstimulated by sound, crowds, lights, smells
Inside feeling not matching outside behavior

Motor Skills

Difficulty with some skills requiring motor skill development
Gross motor skills – riding bike, swimming, crawling
Fine motor skills – handwriting, tying shoes
May have some advanced, age-appropriate skills while other age-appropriate skills are delayed, i.e., tying shoes before climbing stairs
Unusual walking gait or clumsiness
Difficulty with motor skills that require visual perception accuracy, i.e., walking through a parking lot, revolving door or turnstiles, participating in sports, guiding a shopping cart

Language

Pronoun reversal
Excellent vocabulary; may sound like “The Little Professor”
Conversational language may appear stilted
Speaks with stock phrases or phrases borrowed from other situations or people
Makes honest, but often inappropriate observations
Has difficulties adjusting volume and speed in speech
Problems with prosody; irregular accenting and inflection used in conversation
Literal language: difficulty understanding figures of speech, similes, parodies, allegories, etc.
Speech may have started very early in development or may have started then stopped for a period of time
Repeats last word or phrases several times (echolalia)
Difficulty understanding some language, i.e., directional terms easily confused

Perseveration – Continued or repetitive activity or actions:

1. the uncontrollable repetition of a word, phrase, or gesture.

2. The spontaneous recurrence of a thought, image, phrase, or tune in the mind
Obsession – the fact or state of being obsessed with an idea, desire, emotion, etc.
Compulsions – an irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
Fascination with rotation
Many and varied collections
Redirection very difficult (changing focus or thinking from one activity or idea to another)
One emotional incident can determine the mood for the rest of the day; can’t let emotions pass quickly

Social Cues

Difficulty reading facial expression and emotion in another person
Difficulty understanding body language
Difficulty understanding the rules of conversation
Difficulty understanding group interactions
Too much or too little eye contact
Difficulty understanding others’ humor
Problems recognizing faces out of the usual setting or known context (face-blindness or prosopagnosia)
Stand-offish or overly friendly
May adopt others’ behaviors, speech or dress habits to aid in more fluid communication and social adaptation

Senses

Very sensitive or undersensitive to light, pain, taste, touch, sound, smell
May have injuries of which they are not aware
May experience physical pain from oversensitivity to light, sound, touch
Very picky eater, both in selections of foods and in the way they are presented on the plate
May crave specific touch, taste, smell, sight, sound, lights
Over-sensitive to change in surroundings, people, places
Over stimulation may result from too many verbal directions or instructions

Comfort Skills

Desires comfort items to produce calming effect – blankets, stuffed animals
May need external (outside) stimulation for calming – brushing, soothing sound, rotating object
Comforted by minor motor stimulations – rocking, humming, tapping fingers, toes, sucking, rubbing fingertips in circles or on seams of clothing
May need separate space or area to decompress
Unusual attachment to object
Self-stimulation i.e., rocking, tapping, humming, etc.,to increase concentration and attention or to calm down and relax

Neurological Function

Erratic neurological function
Attention difficulties
Irregular sleep patterns
Understanding and working with time concepts difficult
Sensory processing disorders (how the brain processes information it receives from the sensory organs)
Visual processing disorders
Auditory processing disorders
Sensory integration disorders

New Situations, Patterns, People

Rule-oriented
Prefers known patterns with little unexpected surprises
Prefers familiar places, clothing, people
Difficulty with transitions when changing activities
Difficulty making and maintaining friendships (especially peer friendships); more successful with adults than other children or young people

The Mean Neighbor

Naiinis ako sa sarili ko kasi feeling ko ang sungit ko talaga.
Medyo irritable ako lately not just with Philbert
pero sa lahat as in parang ang dali maubos ng patience ko.
Di ko alam kung dahil sa medication ko kasi medyo elevated
ang blood pressure ko so I had to take something para
bumababa sya.

Kanina habang naglalakad kami pauwi na ako may mga bata
nagtatakbuhan natamaan ako tapos nagbato pa ng bola
na made from Paper Mache’ so medyo matigas
grabe!!! I snapped nasigawan ko yung bata as in wala ka bang
sasabihin. Tinignan ako sabi ko ni hindi ka man lang ba
mag sasabi ng sorry di ka ba tinuruan ng Mommy mo
mag sorry. Pag kita ko andun ang nanay nya sa may kabilang
corner nanlilisik na yung mata at umuusok na ang ilong sa akin.
Sinabihan ko na rin yung nanay sabi ko turuan nyo ang anak
nyo nakasakit sya di man lang marunong sorry with that
pumasok na ako. I would really understand kung with
special needs yung mga bata at nakasakit sila. Pero
malalaki na itong mga ito mga around 8 years old.

I felt so guilty pero something in me snapped as in
lumabas na lang sya bigla. Pagpasok ko
sumakit talaga batok ko. The kids will now know me
as the mean neighbor who lives in Unit ______.