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I Have a Child With Asperger's Syndrome

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    Less Meds, Better Routines

    I'd like to decrease my daughter's stimulants. How do you establish better routines around transitions, organization and morning and afternoon?
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    My Gorgeous Son Is Asperger/adhd

    My son is 8 years old and was diagnosed ADHD when he was 5. Then, 08/09 he was diagnosed as Asperger/ADHD. There are definate charachteristics of both and the frustrations of one can amplify the other. I have had to change schools (he was doing fantastic both academically and...
    occupationwoman occupationwoman 31-35 11 Responses May 31, 2009

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    What Are Some Great Books,info Sites,etc You Have Read/used to Help With Asperger's?

    I would like to share some of the books I have used/still use that I have found to be helpful. I think there is so some great info out there but when I was searching for it it was confusing and I wanted to know from other people (like me - parent of an Asperger child) what they...
    occupationwoman occupationwoman 31-35 1 Response Jun 5, 2009

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    My Son Kane

    Kane is 9 years old, he has the artistic skills any person that has a true love and respect for art would envy, he is overly articulate with his speech, and has exceptional photographic memory especially when it comes to detail. Other kids his age don't get him. They don't...
    brokenangel31 brokenangel31 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    My Sammy, His Asperger's

    My sixteen year old son Sammy has Asperger's Syndrome. I have only known this of a year. Had been wrongly diagnosed as mildly retarded...but he did too well with his school work. Then they diagnosed him as having mild O.C.D. (Obesessive Compulsive Disorder) which I found out much...
    mariaherndon mariaherndon 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    I Am Not Sure!

    I have a 4.5 year old daughter and I'm not sure if she has this ir not.  They just started evaluating today.  How do I know for sure if she has this? There are some odd things I can't put my finger on and maybe I never will know what it is...is she too young to diagnose...
    hashimarie hashimarie 31-35 2 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Loving My Little Man

    I love my little man with aspberger's and so does his big sister. He is 11 and yes he has his melt downs over the smallest little things. He loves making noises and he only loves pokemon and numbers. At the age of 3 (when he started talking) he could tell me every NASCAR...
    truckersgf truckersgf 36-40, F Jul 28, 2012

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    Anger Management

    I have a 17 year old daughter who, I believe, has Aspbergers. We had a diagnostic testing done, and because she has a social anxiety, the psychologist was not ready to make it a full diagnosis, but suggested that it might be present. I've thought this for many years. Anyway...
    MindfulLife MindfulLife 46-50 Jun 4, 2012

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    Logic

    Sometimes I just love his logic. Recently, since he's 15, he's been talking about wanting to get a job. He mentioned maybe a fast food place. I told him that we need to work more on his multitasking skills and people skills first. He doesn't like touch and those little things we...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    My Sammy, His Asperger's

    My sixteen year old son Sammy has Asperger's Syndrome. I have only known this of a year. Had been wrongly diagnosed as mildly retarded...but he did too well with his school work. Then they diagnosed him as having mild O.C.D. (Obesessive Compulsive Disorder) which I found out much...
    mariaherndon mariaherndon 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2009

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    Two Of My Three Kids Are.. I'm Quite Sure I'm One Too

    I have two grown sons & a tween daughter. I lost contact with my oldest son after the breakup with that relationship with his other parent.  My daughter was diagnosed as an Aspie.  My second son, my daughter & I all have had issues growing up with inability to...
    lezfemme lezfemme 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    I Have A Daughter With An Aspergers-like Condition

    My daughter has a developmental problem on Chromosome 7 that has led to a diagnosis that says she has many of the traits of Asperger's Syndrome. Behaviourily, the most obvious effect is she obsesses on subjects for a few years at a time. She is very smiley and happy in general...
    permote permote 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    Jokes (as Told By My Son) Classic Aspie..:-)

    Why did the fish cross the road?  To have a clam beer! Knock, Knock..Who's there? Doc. Doc who? Doctor Gun ....-  (he does love the Army!!) Knock, knock. Who's there? Turtle. Turtle who? Your pet turtle in the shell....-(we have turtles) Why did the bird cross...
    occupationwoman occupationwoman 31-35 Jun 1, 2009

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    Typical?

    I don't even know where to start other than with how I'm feeling this morning and have felt most mornings for the past year and a half. I feel like dying. I feel so emotionally beat down at times, that I have fleeting moments where I actually think of suicide. I wonder if others...
    Miself Miself 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    My Son Was Kinda- Diagnosied Today

    Before we went into the Psychologist's office I wondered if perhaps I was wrong, if I wasn't blowing things out of porportion, and that he was just a "quirky kid". I knew it was comming so it shouldn't have blown me away, but to hear the Dr. AGREE that my...
    Tillaiscool Tillaiscool 26-30, T 2 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    Cupcake

    MY DAUGHTER IS 11. AND IN THE 5TH GRADE. SHE HAS HORRIBLE MELTDOWNS. IT IS VERY HARD TO DEAL WITH HER. I'M A SINGLE PARENT AND I ALSO HAVE A 13 YEAR OLD SON. IT SEEMS THE OLDER SHE GETS THE WORST THE MELT DOWNS GET. SHE IS ALMOST AS BIG AS ME AND IS VERY STRONG. I HATE TO SAY...
    territhomas3057 territhomas3057 46-50 3 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    The World needs an 'Asperger Syndrome' Day. What Do You Think?

    There is such little info out there , in the big bad world :-), about Asperger. Woudn't it be great t have a day of the year that anyone, anywhere could be handed  or be exposed to what it is all about? What do you think would be some good ideas? What kind of symbols,words...
    occupationwoman occupationwoman 31-35 5 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    My Sons New Obsession Is The Military

    He is 6 years old - we have been through obsessions of buildings and maps.  Those are the two main ones, but also have dealt with motorcycles and magic.  Right now it is the military.  He brought home his library book and it is about the vietnam memorial and the vietnam war...
    virgorose10 virgorose10 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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    Finding A New Normal!

     my 4yo DS was diagnosed this july with aspergers and even though we always knew he was "quirky" the diagnosis still came as a shock. i've gotten past the initial "mourning" period but now i suppose i'm trying to see where i fit in the world now (i feel...
    skinnylegs skinnylegs 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2009

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    Stand-in Mommy

    Technically, he's not my "child", though I feel, more often than not, that he is. He is my younger (and only) brother, and he will be turning twelve soon. I have been caring for him since long before my mother became ill with cancer, and after she died, this mother...
    Magickintheair Magickintheair 18-21 1 Response Sep 1, 2008

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    Pride and Joy

    My youngest son, T, has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. He has a mild speech-affectation and social challenges. His interests are limited but intense. His IQ is off the charts, and at nearly sixteen years old he often sounds better-educated than most adults around...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    Before I became a mother,

    I had career dreams that I wanted to accomplish. Motherhood and life seemed to perhaps temper those dreams a bit. My daughter has special needs. I often feel like my life has taken an unplanned direction and I can somehow “get back on track,” however; I wonder if I’m...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    MY Sock Aren't Comfortable!

    On a busy school morning, these are not the words I want to hear from my eight year old aspie. Some mornings we run a smooth operation, but not this morning. I am not sure what it is about the socks, but they are uncomfortable...apparently.  He sat next to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    Inherited?

    My daughter (of whom I don't have custody) was diagnosed in 2006. I was glad that someone had finally paid attention and seen past her cuteness and language skills (I had been begging for years for her to be assessed). She's now medicated and seeing a psychiatrist and it does...
    fatcow fatcow 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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    *waving Hand* I Have Three!

    I have three delightful Aspie kids.  And all are very different, with very different issues. All the same yet different :) is generally a familiar phrase amongst those with more than one in the house. Sometimes I am exhausted from the sheer energy needed, to ensure...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    Help At School From a Wonderful Teacher

    My gorgeous son started a new school just over 6 weeks ago and it was pretty 'shaky' at first. His new Teacher (male) took a PD day and did a workshop with Sue Larkey on ASD. He came back fom that experience armed with books, info, a special timer for my son and most importantly...
    occupationwoman occupationwoman 31-35 1 Response Jun 1, 2009

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    My Daughter Has Asperger's and Ocpd

    My daughter was diagnosed when she was 4 with OCPD (not OCD) when she was 5.  Now that she's older and we can determine her diagnoses better, she has a combination of Asperger's and OCPD.  Another good name for OCPD would be "Extreme Perfectionistic Syndrome"...
    Oouie Oouie 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    Mental Disabilities

    I have been dealing with alot for two years now.With my maybe in laws.And my girlfriends son that has alot of Disorder's.Mental Disabilities (Asperger's).Me and my girl friend just had a baby girl 10 month's old.And my step son is 11 years old.And is on alot of med's.My woman is...
    toolkorn toolkorn 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    My Aspie Made It Through School, And Now Is Tackling Being A Grown Up.

    They say hind sight is 20/20. He is 20 and now when I look back over the progress my son made over the yrs, I realy am quite proud of him. The hardest part for him was school, from having to repeat kindigarden, and begging me to let him dropout his sr. yr. He seemed to be...
    nuttybooker nuttybooker 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    Cure?

      The yellow school bus pulls up outside, a tall lanky boy gets off. Making loud rooster noises he runs clumsily up the path and flings open the door. "Hi Tom", I greet him. "Good Evening Mother" he replies, in the tone of a 1940's BBC World Service...
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 9 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    Hi Everyone

    Hi i have written a few stories they seem to be in the 'i have an autistic child' as leah has autistic spectrum disoder but specifically aspergers syndrome.  she also has separation anxiety disorder and learning difficulties.  She is also a typical teenager and likes to...
    hammy hammy 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2008

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    New to This

    Not new in seeing the actions, but now... where do I go from here?
    Mammy Mammy 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    Actually A Nephew

    But, it's all the same. We all recently went to a conference on Aspberger's syndrome and learned a lot. Most important, each person is different although they might all have the same diagnosis. Reminded me of working with people in wheelchairs way back when. One guy could do...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Oct 18, 2010

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    School

    My A.S. daughter keeps missing school and I am feeling really stressed out about it and worry that we will get in to trouble for it. It's nearly impossible to get her to school when she is determined not to go. I just don't know what to do. :(
    Miself Miself 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Help!

    I have a son with Asperger's.  He is newly diagnosed at the age of 13.  He has been having trouble going to school this year and has missed most of the year because of this.  He also spent a week in the hospital due to this and mood problems. I need help because my 13 year...
    greenpfenig greenpfenig 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    My 6 Year Old Step Son...

    He has not been officially diagnosed with Aspergers, however, I'm almost positive that's what's going on. I've known him for two years now and this is what I've noticed: He always clasps both hands together and twiddles his fingers. He eats very very slow, and often complains...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    Today is a stressful day, for the first time since my partner was a child he is seeing a counselor on his own. Of Course he is resistant to change and wants all the details and...
    lonelyASgrlfrnd lonelyASgrlfrnd 22-25, F Aug 7

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    All my life, I’ve felt different, like I just don’t quite belong in any group that I’m a part of. Trying to fit in has led to me to trouble. I’ve drank heavily, smoked weed...
    empoweredh22 empoweredh22 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've had depression and anxiety pretty much my whole life, leading to two hospital stays in my late teens. At that stage it was suspected to be some sort of psychosis, or...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Sometimes it just seems like it doesn't fit at all except the unsocial part as most of my routines has fallen apart well I guess this...
    Joiss Joiss 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I was at this 12½ year wedding day anniversary today. Way to many people. Couldn't focus on anything. Too much noise. And my phone died after the first 4 hours, but I was there...
    leejoonnieoppa leejoonnieoppa 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 2

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    Five different specialists have now told me I should start taking my medication now. Actually it could be six or seven but I don't want to. It isn't going to cure me.
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084036675/artistic-autistic-awareness?ref=email My Kickstarter application is finally live. I have autism and I find the preconceptions...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Do any of you keep like dairy/journal
    shadowfluffy6 shadowfluffy6 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am at a loss and need some help! I went to urgent care in February because I had this horribly terrible rash that itched uncontrollably and was painful. I had clusters of what...
    SweetJFowler SweetJFowler 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My sister of twenty years that once dated my biological brother from my mother is now married to my biological brother from my father.. Even tho my mothers son and I don't share...
    KaramelKandi79 KaramelKandi79 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I once told myself that if I'm gonna have a family of my own, I will never be like my mother. I must admit, I envy mothers who are close to their children. In my case, my mother...
    SweetEclair SweetEclair 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    This year, I had a extremely attractive chemistry teacher. He's sweet, and has vibrant blue eyes, short blonde hair and a perfect body. Every time that I would look at him, I...
    Jeanpocket Jeanpocket 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I just turned 19 & I think it would be so sexy to be with a guy like 30-40. Experience is such a turn on and I bet someone that age would have a lot. That's like my biggest fantasy...
    wayyfarer wayyfarer 18-21, F 17 Responses Jul 26

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    When I was really young there was a teenage girl with dwarfism in my neighborhood that I saw regularly. I don't think I was even old enough to like girls yet but there was...
    thatguythereoverhere thatguythereoverhere 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I was only 18, my family life was dysfunctional and I was homeless. I was raped in a homeless shelter but kept the child because I was alone. When I met my son's father he had...
    mamabear1976 mamabear1976 36-40, F Jul 25

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