Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Off to Long Beach

So I'm off tomorrow to Long Beach for the DAN! Conference. It will be the longest time away from my boys. My folks will be in town and I'm not sure if that will make things more or less stressful. I'm really glad I decided to go, though. I'm positive I will learn a lot and hopefully help me to take the next steps with biomedical treatments for A and B. I need to learn more about the pros and cons of detoxification, the risks and the benefits, to be certain we're making the right decision. And figure out what needs to be in place before we go there.

I'll be sharing a hotel room with another mom who I've only e-met. I'm hoping she'll be relaxed and things will work out nicely. I spoke with another mom who may join us there, except her family is moving this weekend, she has 4 kids, including an 11 yr old with ASD, ... That conversation sure helped put things in perspective for me.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

I'm as quirky as my kids, I'm afraid

So, for months I've been thinking about going to the DAN! Conference in Long Beach, on biomedical treatments for autism. It's next weekend. I haven't registered, haven't made plane or hotel reservations, havent done anything to make it happen. I'm not sure why (not). Part of me is afraid to be overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of information. Part of me is afraid to be overwhelmed by all the other parents who know more, do more, have more success with their children, ..... But I know it will be really good information, I know I'll be motivated to do more, prepared to do more. What am I waiting for?