Monday, August 18, 2008

Abby stands on her own!

After 2 years of working with her Abby stood on her own yesterday. She did it all by herself and I went and grabbed the camera as fast as I could and she did it for me again. She also showed off for her Dad later. We are so excited. It is so hard to put into words when you achieve what may seem like little thngs to families of normal children. Standing on her own from a seated postition is showing great strides in her coordination and muscle control. Not something that comes easy to a girl with Rett Syndrome. Hope you enjoy the video!


scmr77 said...

Good stuff. Go Abby! Seriously, that's awesome to see.

Keep up the good work, Abby.

scmr77 said...

I work at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. We have something coming up that your readers might be interested in being a part of.

In late September we’ll be hosting about 20 leading autism professionals from all over the country who are coming into Columbia to be trained on the autism diagnostic interview (ADI-R) process. We’re in need of five caregivers of children with autism to spend three hours with the researchers (the kids themselves do not need to participate). More info is below, but I wanted to forward this your way in case you found it worthy of posting about. For what it’s worth there is a $25 gift certificate for participants.

Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions.


As part of the Simons project, we are having a large ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview) training session Sept. 25-26 with over 20 participants coming to the Thompson Center to be trained on the measure. We are in need of 5 families of children with ASD who would be willing to volunteer about 3 hours to serve as interview subjects for the ADI-R. We would only need the primary caregiver (probably mom) for the interview, not the child.

We are happy to announce the dates for the next Simons-sponsored ADI-R Research training! The training will be held at the Thompson Center, hosted by the group at University of Missouri/Thompson Center and led by UMACC trainers. The dates are September 25-26, 2008, which are a Thursday and Friday. Interested families should contact Nicole Takahashi for more information or to participate:

phone: 573-884-1893

Avery said...

ABBY--We are so proud of you! You are doing awesome!!

Brooklyn said...

Oh my gosh Abby...YOU GO GIRL!!! We are so excited for you! I LOVED watching you stand up, how exciting for all of us to see Good Job!

Anonymous said...

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SeairaLaNae said...

Abby I'm so proud of you!
You need to teach Seaira how to do that when you get here!
I love you sweetie!

Girl Power 2 Cure said...

Wahoooo! I started to cry when she did that! I can only imagine how excited you are! I hope my Sarah is not too far behind!