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Asperger's user banned
12th Jun '12

Who has a child diagnosed with it?



I have so many questions, I think our son has Asperger's, but I would like to talk to someone who has already been through this..



TIA.

whitneynator 1 child; Iowa 4114 posts
12th Jun '12

My brother has it. He was diagnosed when he was 13 or so. He was misdiagnosed with adhd for 7 years

Zbornak 1 child; Moncton, New Brunswick 2688 posts
12th Jun '12

My cousin was diagnosed with aspergers when he started elementary school. He is in his 20s now

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting whitneynator:</b>" My brother has it. He was diagnosed when he was 13 or so. He was misdiagnosed with adhd for 7 years"</blockquote>



Do you know what the signs of it were, in him? Like, what caused your parents to have him evaluated?

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Zbornak:</b>" My cousin was diagnosed with aspergers when he started elementary school. He is in his 20s now"</blockquote>




If you know, what were the signs noticed in him, that caused concern originally?

Big D! Due October 7; 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
12th Jun '12

My cousin (now 6) was diagnosed as mild aspergers at 3 or 4.
Minimal eye contact and repetitive behavior. Awkward social skills.. that's all I can think of. Nothing too noticeable.

Zbornak 1 child; Moncton, New Brunswick 2688 posts
12th Jun '12

With my cousin. . When he was little, it would be very difficult most of the time to get his attention. You could say his name a hundred times and he would remain totally absorbed whatever he was doing, like watchinh tv. Hr didn't talk til after 3. Always walked on tip toes. He has always been emotionally immature.



It was clear from very early on that he was different.

whitneynator 1 child; Iowa 4114 posts
12th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Wino.:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting whitneynator:</b>" My brother has it. He was diagnosed when ... [snip!] ... Do you know what the signs of it were, in him? Like, what caused your parents to have him evaluated?"</blockquote>




Originally it was the fact he had sunset eyes. (he looked surprised all the time) he also didn't talk until after I was born (three years older than me) and some behavioral stuff going beyond normal tantrums

Big D! Due October 7; 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
12th Jun '12

Also, late walking and talking, severe tantrums, arm flapping when he got excited.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
12th Jun '12

We have a behavioral specialist telling us our 6 year old might have aspergers as well, so I'm watching. His signs are not understanding social cues, severe temper tantrums... He has been diagnosed with ADD but now it's being reconsidered.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting superpregnant:</b>" We have a behavioral specialist telling us our 6 year old might have aspergers as well, so I'm watching. ... [snip!] ... are not understanding social cues, severe temper tantrums... He has been diagnosed with ADD but now it's being reconsidered."</blockquote>




Our son will be 5 in a month. He gets obsessive and repetitive, he has to "set" things up over and over again, and is very rigid with things at times. He flaps, constantly. It just concerns me. There's more, too.

Crystal Mom of 4 4 kids; New York 6309 posts
12th Jun '12
Quoting Wino.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting superpregnant:</b>" We have a behavioral specialist telling ... [snip!] ... up over and over again, and is very rigid with things at times. He flaps, constantly. It just concerns me. There's more, too."


I have a 6 year old that I'm going to be taking in for another evaluation, and hopefully diagnosis, this summer. I've been suspecting Asperger's. Everything in this thread sounds just like him.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crystal Mom of 4:</b>" I have a 6 year old that I'm going to be taking in for another evaluation, and hopefully diagnosis, this summer. I've been suspecting Asperger's. Everything in this thread sounds just like him."</blockquote>




What are his signs?

Crystal Mom of 4 4 kids; New York 6309 posts
12th Jun '12
Quoting Wino.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Crystal Mom of 4:</b>" I have a 6 year old that I'm going to ... [snip!] ... I've been suspecting Asperger's. Everything in this thread sounds just like him."</blockquote> What are his signs?"


He is very awkward socially. He has this repetitive behavior that looks the same every time he does it where he waves his one hand over the other and squints at it. He has sensory issues. He qualified for early intervention at 2 and got PT, OT, speech, and someone to work on social skills with him. Currently he gets a lot less therapy then he used to but still qualifies. He gets overloaded and has temper tantrums often. He's also very smart. Some people try to tell me it's all a parenting and behavior issue. Sigh.

Crystal Mom of 4 4 kids; New York 6309 posts
12th Jun '12

I forgot to add that he also has absolutely no concept of danger.