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Posted by Brenda ( Scotland ) Son Rise on September 07, 2000 at 05:06:40:

In Reply to: I don't know how to feel posted by JenD on September 06, 2000 at 22:20:07:

: I am new to this message board, and for some reason I was very hesitant to write anything. I have two little boys ages 6 and 7 who were diagnosed with PDD and autism. They are both extremely hyperactive and not very nice. My mother is helping to raise them and she claims she enjoys them, but I simply can't understand how anyone can enjoy them when their behavior is so horrible. We've tried Ritalin, Dexedrine and now Adderal ( I know I didn't spell the medications correctly) to no avail. They are always screaming and jumping and fighting and biting and generally they just depress me very badly. I feel very bad when other people talk about their children and how well they're doing or what cute thing they said because I can't join in. I just try to stay quiet and hope no one asks about my boys. I feel horrible for feeling so ashamed of them, but I just can't help it. I am very sad and I don't know what to do, any advice on how to deal with this?
Hi Jen,

Have you heard about the Son Rise programme i think it has a lot to offer. We went to the start up in June and it was really worth while and we are going to the maximum in March.

You should go into their web site and read up on it, it could be what you are looking for,it was certainly good for myself and daughter.
My grandson Jamie is autistic and we have seen a big improvement with his behaviour since we started the programme.

Good Luck

From Brenda


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