Not only is it TRYING ENOUGH when one has a so called "NORMAL" teenager, but together with them being classifed as MULTIPALLY DISABLED (IEP), & being of "SPECIAL NEEDS" it IS so EXHAUSTING both mentally & emotionally on the parent(s). My partner & myself find ourselves SO DEPLETED MENTALLY, & even physically at times.
AS (Asperger Syndrome) is EXTREMELY difficult on the person who has this disorder.
Aspie's lack social skills, & often DO have learning disabilities besides. This is so difficult & challenging for the family. Depression & low self-esteem usually DO go hand-in-hand for them. My son had been IN & OUT of HOSPITALS & E.R's late last year thru the first 4 months of this year. So heart-breaking! His SUICIDAL IDEOLOGY has stopped, & since May he receives IN-HOME THERAPY. Parents also take part in the therapy. PLEASE DO FEEL FREE to answer me, & OF COURSE ANY comments or things YOU'D like TO SHARE, are MOST WELCOME
Answer by StrayMom at 8:32 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by Timberly at 8:16 AM on Sep. 15, 2009