New to the board and to Autism!
Hi everyone! Okay - let me make this short and sweet: My son is 12 years old. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 7 years old. I always knew something was "different" but his therapist was totally against the idea of anything else being "wrong". I got an email about Asperger's about a month ago and as I read it, I felt they were describing my baby! It was like someone snuck into my home, watched my son and wrote an essay about it! I found a new therapist, made an appointment and didn't mention my "findings" because I wanted an unbiased opinion. He spoke to my son for about 20 minutes, asked him to sit outside, looked at me, pushed the chart aside and said "He has textbook Asperger's, momma!" I feel relieved knowing my baby has a chance and I feel more hopeful about our future. Having an explaination for his "odd" behavior(ie his lack of friends, no filter, texture issues, high IQ)...its amazing. So - all of this happened LAST Tuesday. We are brand new to the whole Asperger's thing.
ONE question...do your children KNOW they have Asperger's/High Functioning Austism?
Whelp...that was my introduction!
I hope to get to know you guys!