I have met this woman recently who is a member of this group I attend for people with some sort of "mood" disorders. She seems like a very nice woman and is much more outgoing than I am. She also works full time I believe...or at least 3/4 time. Somehow I learned that she works with Easy Child kids here in this county. Now Easy Child stands for Exceptional Children or what we call the Sped kids here. Our Sped office is the Office of Exceptional Children. Well I found that very interesting because of ...well...a number of things...lol. First of all, this is the woman who doesnt like us to use the term "mental illness or mentally ill." Okay. So the other day I was asking her which type of Easy Child kids she worked with and she looked at me rather funny and told me "we dont us the M word anymore!" I just kinda looked at her and had to run through all the acronyms in my brain to figure out what she was talking about...lol. OHHHH...that M word! So I cleared things up. I asked...well do you work with the Developmentally Delayed, the Cognitively disabled, classic autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Aspergers, High-Functioning Autism (HFA), Emotionally handicapped, Behavioral disordered, Learning Disability (LD), what? Oh, what is Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), what is High-Functioning Autism (HFA), what is Aspergers? She has the autistic kids in with the daughter, the CD and the behavioral disordered kids. I simply dont believe her. How can you work in a classroom with Easy Child kids and not know what all those disabilities are? UNLESS...she is not a teacher but is maybe a secretary at a school working in the Easy Child unit? I could have sworn she said teacher. Maybe an aid. Confused me...but then...maybe our schools are just that bad!