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Aspergers syndrome Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
28th May '13

Hello ladies! Now I know I can scour the internet trying to find more information, but I really want to hear personal experiences. I was just told my 11 year old son has aspergers. I'm honestly not surprised but I don't know too much about it. How do you handle discipline? What challenges will he face? Any resources I should know about? I'm kind of lost here. :(

Daniee Due December 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3268 posts
28th May '13

I really don't know anything personally about it.
But did they point you to people like a counselor?
What I have seen before is behavioral problems do happen, like wont eat certain foods etc and it kinda comes off OCD.



I would seek out counseling to help out and teach you ways to function with him.



Also if you haven't seen the tv show parenthood it's really good and one of the kids in it has aspergers. It's very touching. Amazing show.

SubLowe 1 child; Oceanside, California 15389 posts
28th May '13

im so sorry he was not diagnosed sooner. how did the doctors miss it? this is something people are born with correct? i do not have any experience in this field but know a couple mamas whos children are diagnosed with this. one of which has a personal therapist who helps the child with his discipline and anger issues and they have seen A TON of improvement since getting a therapist who specializes in this

Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
28th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allie's Mama:</b>" I really don't know anything personally about it. But did they point you to people like a counselor? ... [snip!] ... haven't seen the tv show parenthood it's really good and one of the kids in it has aspergers. It's very touching. Amazing show."</blockquote>



He is actually seeing a psychologist. I really don't like him though so I'm in the process of finding somebody else.

Seth-y-Felicia 1 child; Washington 157 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Chick+6!:" Hello ladies! Now I know I can scour the internet trying to find more information, but I really want ... [snip!] ... How do you handle discipline? What challenges will he face? Any resources I should know about? I'm kind of lost here. :("


I honestly would do more research. The DSM-5 came out this year (the diagnostic manual that mental health professionals use to diagnose and insurence companys rely on for billing). In this new diagnostic manual that have done away with the diagnosis of aspergers. remove Asperger's syndrome as a separate diagnosis and replace it within the term "Autism Spectrum Disorder."
Asperger's syndrome is NOW seen as being at the

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
28th May '13

My nephew is 15.5 and has it. He just seem really shy if you don't know him. He sometimes has a hard time in a conversation with a group. It is like he focuses on one or two ppl and can not handle more than that. As far as school. My sister was going to college to be a teacher but stayed home with him when they found out. He was diagnosed when he was like 2. She worked with him a lot. He has kept up in school. He isn't honor roll but is average. Since he isn't big into socializing with a lot of ppl he really likes to play video games. He is very nice and rarely misbehaves. He had a girl friend but they broke up not to long ago. He isn't very affectionate. He is pick about eating certain textures, and really likes things to be in order. He gets almost in a nervous agitated mood when things are badly out of order or cluttered.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Seth-y-Felicia:" I honestly would do more research. The DSM-5 came out this year (the diagnostic manual that mental ... [snip!] ... is that the DSM-5 will lead to more accurate diagnoses, better access to mental health services, and improved patient outcomes."


My nephew was diagnosed as high functioning autism/aspergers almost 14 yrs ago.

Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
28th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm me:</b>" My nephew is 15.5 and has it. He just seem really shy if you don't know him. He sometimes has a hard ... [snip!] ... really likes things to be in order. He gets almost in a nervous agitated mood when things are badly out of order or cluttered."</blockquote>




That sounds just like my son. He gets uncomfortable in social situations so he tends to avoid people. He is very organized to the point of having a meltdown if someone touches his stuff.

Chick+6.5! Due October 18; 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 7766 posts
28th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Seth-y-Felicia:</b>" I honestly would do more research. The DSM-5 came out this year (the diagnostic manual that mental ... [snip!] ... is that the DSM-5 will lead to more accurate diagnoses, better access to mental health services, and improved patient outcomes."</blockquote>




He called it aspergers but followed that by saying "high functioning autism".

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3308 posts
28th May '13

My sister has Asperger's. She wasn't diagnosed until age 14. She's smart but incredibly naive. She's impulsive, although that has improved with age. She stole a bike when she was 16 or 17 and was caught riding down the interstate with a Hannah Montana wig on... at night. Seriously scary shit. She was admitted to a psych ward for a few days after that incident. She does not understand expressions such as "killing 2 birds with 1 stone"... she takes everything very literally. She does alright socially, but makes a lot of immature or inappropriate comments. Inappropriate as in, they don't pertain to the conversation. This makes it very difficult for her to make friends as other girls matured much faster than she did and became interested in boys, makeup, etc... and she stayed stuck on Justin Bieber (still is, at nearly 22). The friends thing may be easier for a boy, as they aren't as judgmental and mean as girls are.
She's been holding down a job consistently for the last 2 years, working part-time at a daycare. They have recently given her more hours, which proves she's doing well and handling her responsibilities. She does so well with the little ones, probably because she can identify with them better. She's amazing with my boys, but I would not necessarily trust her to be able to handle an emergency situation on her own.
She does not drive, not sure she'll ever be able to, due to her maturity level and being so easily distracted. But she does well with the public bus routes. She doesn't cook, but I think she could. My mom has not taken the time to really teach her anything in the kitchen.