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5 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Jan 04, 2017

I will answer one question of your choosing.

I know there are a lot of parents who struggle with their child's diagnosis, and a lot of adults with adult diagnosis who struggle with their own identity following diagnosis. I've been there. It's OK.

It's been a bit of a journey for me from my own diagnosis, to finding out that three of my children are also affected by Aspergers. I would love to put my experience to good use by helping others who may be struggling. Ask me anything, and I will do my very best to answer your questions, offer you advice, or give you tips on coping skills that have worked for me.

If you have questions for someone with an Aspergian mind, please reach out to me and ask! I'm happy to answer. You can ask a random question, or one related to your own or a family member's diagnosis or coping or whatever.

Training & Qualifications


I was diagnosed with Aspergers as an adult in 2014 and have learned a lot in the last couple of years. I've worked with an excellent therapist who specializes in Aspergers and adult diagnosis of Aspergers. In 2015 one of my children was diagnosed with Aspergers, and it became abundantly clear to us that two more of my children also have it. I have put my own skills to good use to help my kids cope too, admittedly with mixed success - every Aspergian is different and what works for one may not always work for another.

Availability & Preferences


I'm an at-home mom, so I'm available most of the time.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

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Apr 04, 2017
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About Amanda Halvorson

My name is Amanda. My husband and I have five kids and live in central Minnesota. We are working on getting back to the root of things. We moved to our homestead in 2017 and are working hard to get... gardens, an orchard, and small farm critters set up. My hobbies include pet care, animal husbandry, gardening, arts and crafts, being out in nature, photography, re-purposing things, and selling stuff online. I'm a stay-at-home mom, I love to cook and bake, and just hang out with my kids. I have extensive knowledge on dog and cat care, behavior, and training, as well as care and behavior of rabbits, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and red ear slider turtles. I worked in a small mom-and-pop type pet store for five years (my dream job) until they closed in 2013. I worked in pet rescue off and on from 1992 until 2013. The first few years I volunteered at a shelter, and the later years I ran a no-kill rescue from my own home. It's hard work, but totally worth it when you see a rescue animal blossom. I'm working on developing new skills all the time. I went through a jewelry phase where I made all kinds of unique jewelry, and for a while I made knitted scarves and baby hats. I want to get back in to crocheting pot holders again - that's a fun pass-time. I have very basic working knowledge of hand stitching and basic machine sewing and have successfully made a couple small lap quilts. I've made rice-filled heat packs - they work great! I'm hoping to teach myself how to make a cat scratch post at some point, and maybe learn to work with wood and nails to build my own rabbit cages. I've also experimented with painting, mixed media arts, drawing, and making homemade pet treats.show more

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