I Have a Child With Asperger's Syndrome

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 110 People


    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Sep 19, 2013

    *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
    3 Responses Jun 2, 2009

    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

    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
    11 Responses May 31, 2009

    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

    I got a really bad call from the school

    yesterday. He's been supposedly acting out in class. He says his teacher never believes when he says another student is picking on him. My son is showing many signs of depression. He actually feels like he shouldn't have been born because he's different and doesn't fit in. Of...
    flypiggie flypiggie
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    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
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jul 27, 2011


    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

    I am well acquainted with how disruptive

    motherhood can be to a woman's personal and professional autonomy. I will not be waxing poetic about it either (today of all days). I too have a son with Aspergers Syndrome and although he is now 14 he is no closer to independence and therefore I am no where near taking back...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jul 28, 2012

    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

    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

    At 14 he is presenting with some ridged

    exhausting repetitive, perseverant, behaviours. This is the first time I have felt pretty out of my depth managing his pathology. I am looking into a residential treatment facility. This is not simply about respite. We just feel like we have to get this boy some help. He has...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart
    51-55, F
    Dec 17, 2014


    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Feb 1, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jun 4, 2009


    territhomas3057 territhomas3057
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2012

    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
    Jun 4, 2012


      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
    8 Responses Oct 2, 2008

    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
    1 Response Jun 5, 2009

    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


    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
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2011

    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
    5 Responses Jun 15, 2009

    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
    Jun 1, 2009

    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

    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
    2 Responses May 11, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jun 1, 2009

    My 13yr old daughter is an aspie .

    It runs on my husband's side of our family. He himself is an aspie so is his 17yr old son. Our 11yr old son has autism. It primarily has affected the boys in the family but recently our 13yr old daughter was diagnosed with AS.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 6, 2015

    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

    Just found out my 11 year old son has

    Asperger's syndrome. I have suspected for a while, and the reason it went undiagnosed for so long is because he is so academically gifted. In my heart I knew there was just "something" there. He has a twin sister who does not have aspergers. Where does it come from? Any clues...
    SoShellyBye SoShellyBye
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2016
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