Yes, do join the California group. I hope we can all learn from one another.
I grew up in the bay area, Dublin to be exact. I am now leaving in Sacramento with my husband and three children. My youngest, Nick, is 16 years old with dmd.
You are in the Chico area which means you must have PG&E for your utility service. You can call PG&E to request for a medical baseline form. It helps with the cost of things. You may have already done this but just in case I wanted to share.
Hi Mari!! Welcome to the community. I think reaching out to other people going through this is very important. Wether its in person, or on the internet. Family members and friends try to be there, but unless you live this day to day life, its just really hard to understand what its fully like. This is an awesome group of people who can answer just about any question you could possibly have!!