Been here a few days and decided perhaps I should introduce myself. My name is Sheila, I'm 51 years old, married with two special needs kids. My oldest son has Asperger's Syndrom, is 24 and started college this year (so far he's straight A's). My youngest will be 21 in December and is low functioning autism. He's still in diapers. We recently found and Adult Family Home for him and hope to have him settled there in January. Because we have found and AFH, I am once again looking for work. Hooray, I get to be out in the world again. I'm an Air Force brat, born in England. Both my parents are gone now as well as my youngest brother. I still have 2 sisters and a brother as well as inlaws, neices, a nephew and dozens of cousins. I've been to Mexico and Japan and hope to visit several other countries before I die. Hence the current attempt to get a job with United Airlines. My family is the original melting pot. We have people of all races and most ethnicities. You can't get much more American than us. Politically I'm a moderate. I've hosted many Japanese students and one from Kenya. I've taught ESL to the Japanese students for short term English immersion programs, mostly during the summer. I live in Federal Way WA and have lived here mostly since I was 9. My father retired from the Air Force after we moved here and I ended up settling in a house only a block away from the one a grew up in. I talk too much, as you've probably figure out. I love message boards and I'm a very opinionated person. I sometimes get a little too excited when I'm up on my soapbox, but I do understand that everyone has the right to my opinion. If I didn't want to hear differing opinions, I wouldn't be here and I think the world would be a terribly boring place if we all agreed on everything. I think everyone should know the world revolves around me and should act accordingly. <It's a joke, son> Thank you for reading, have a good day.