12 Year old girl on the spectrum who thinks she is typical
Our 12 year old girlis on the autism spectrum, high-functioning. She has high verbal intelligence, very low social intelligence. She has only recently been diagnosed (past 3 months). She has been in counseling but we are at a stalemate because her therapist has said that she refuses any kind of help/advice. She thinks that nothing is wrong with her and she doesn't need to work on anything. She is very inflexible in her thinking, very black and white (has always been like that). She thinks that her counselor is on the side of her parents (us) and doesn't listen to anything she has to say. We sat down with her and had a frank conversation with her about her being on the autism spectrum and the challenges that she faces. Her counselor wants her to come up with goals, even ONE goal for her to work on. She of course thinks that we are horrible and nothing is wrong with her. Again, we explained the challenges she has and how we can all help her. I guess my question to put out there is, how do you get your child to understand the challenges they have? And that you are there to help them? I could go on and on, but I would like to just hear thoughts. Thank you. So far, this has been an incredibly frustrating journey for me.