Our big news this week is that we changed servers! It was a HUGE move (this is a huge complicated installation) and we’re still squashing bugs but we did it because we are growing so quickly and we needed a stronger server to bolster us up. Our goal was to get the move done before November 1st since we are launching our first annual Great Big Wish List Giveaway on November 8th! On Monday we will have a schedule and a list of the toys we’re giving away. It’s going to be huge, people!
Meanwhile, if you do find bugs as you are getting around the site, please let me know.
Welcome to New Members
Jeff Stimpson: I speak and write about autism parenting (my son Alex, 12, is PDD-NOS). Twitter name is Jeffslife, and I have two books about my son: “Alex: The Fathering of a Preemie” (at Amazon and from academychicago.com) and “Alex the Boy: Episodes From A Family’s Life With Autism” (available at vervante.com).
Nick: I serve many parents of children with disabilities. I have cerebral palsy myself as well as my fiance. I have been an activist in Berkeley for many years. I have a degree in Social Welfare and a minor in education.
Mireya Teran: i am a wife and mother of three blessings. i love god and love helping people!
Paul: Father of a special needs daughter born with a heart defect, caudal regression, and Pierre Robin, among other things.
We want to thank member Janet Callahan for writing We Live This Life to Experience It about how her Paganism has impacted her experience as a mother to a child with special needs for our Faith series. Do you want to share your story of faith and special needs with us? We would love to hear it and share it with the community!
Andy has a challenge for you in Anything Goes — anyone know where she can get one of those nutcrackers like the one in the ballet that actually cracks nuts? She’s seen them for show but she wants one that works! If you know where she can find one, head over there and let her know.
Michelle Howard posted a terrific list she calls The Somewhat Humorous but Mostly Helpful Hospital Away from Home Checklist over in Organizing … Specialized. Check it out!
Our activity stream is a great way to stay up to date on what’s happening all around the site but it can be confusing especially with people’s Twitter posts keeping thing busy there. But you can filter posts by using the drop down menu on the right. It allows you to see only certain kinds of activity like blog posts, forum topics or group updates.