Katie, Thank you for those nice words about what I am doing. We were in a parent support group through the school district in Minnesota. This was for the parents of young disabled kids. Some of the parents had autistic children. Most of the time it was mothers that came to the group, and they often said that the fathers were freaked out about their kids' disabilities. Shawn was one of the few fathers that ever came to the group because his work schedule allowed for it. He was very open about his feelings when we discovered that both boys were disabled. It was a little weird to watch my husband in a room with ten women. The women with autistic children were especially frustrated at the behavior of their husbands. They were really in denial. Towards the end of our time there, some of the men started coming. It was nice because Shawn had other men to relate to. He also set the example of an involved father. It was really nice. Your daughter is really right that parents need the education. She is doing a good thing by helping them. Kasondra Payne -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.371 / Virus Database: 267.13.13/199 - Release Date: 12/13/2005 To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.