My son is 12 years old and I've been wondering if he may have Asperger's. I don't know for sure and if he does, I think it's mild. He's always been an indoor kid, doesn't like change, needs to know what the "plan" is all the time. He is the sweetest kid with the biggest heart that he wears on his sleeve. He has few friends. He has intense interest in subjects. Two years ago it was dinosaurs and he read a Princeton University textbook about them, every page and checked out every book the local library had on them. He also likes to talk incessantly about whatever his current interest is. You would not believe how much I know about dinosaurs! LOL! Right now he's focused on Kung Fu and dinosaurs are history (pun intended). He says the kids at school call him "weird" and it breaks my heart. I know he's a little different, but I "get" him and his sense of humor, he's a lot like me (which at times makes me wonder if I have Asperger's). I don't know what to do. Should I just let it be? There's quirky ppl everywhere. I haven't mentioned this to him because I don't want him to think he can use it as a crutch, but he's told me himself he feels different. Would it help him to know that there's a name for how he is besides just being "weird"? THEN there's my DH...we've talked about it and he just wants to pretend that it doesn't exist. I wouldn't even know where to begin to get him diagnosed or what to do after that. My husband would have a fit about therapy (there's nothing wrong with his boy!). Does it sound like he may have it? What do I do?
on Jul. 27, 2013 at 10:53 PM