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My niece was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome when she was about five. She is now in her senior year of high school.

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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My SIL was told by doctors and schools that she should never expect too much from her first born daughter, but she did anyway. Today her dd got an acceptance letter to the college that she wants to attend. She has gone to high school while simultaneously going to college since the beginning of her junior year. She is already half way to an associates degree and hasn't even graduated high school yet. I am super proud of her. I give my SIL a whole lot of credit too for being such an awesome mom and advocate for her daughter.

I cried when my niece called to tell me that she got an acceptance letter. I knew she would.

 

by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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taniamorse85
by Silver Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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Congrats to your niece!

DomesticDoll
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:49 PM
That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!
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beadingmom17
by Rachel on Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:51 PM
That is awesome! Congrats to her!
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specialwingz
by Silver Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Congratulations!  I have 20 yr old identical twin boys who are ADHD & Asperger's.  Our society has yet to come to grips with anyone on the Autism Spectrum.  They don't understand there is a broad scale to that spectrum.  And, Aspies are on the exceptionally high functioning end.  Those of us with family on the spectrum and those diagnosed on the spectrum just need to set the social stigma aside and continue supporting and being the wonderful people they are and are yet to become.

ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 2:35 AM

good for her...you and her mom have every reason to be proud

KayLundy3
by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 2:36 AM


Quoting beadingmom17:

That is awesome! Congrats to her!
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Rocsi718
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM

that's great, Congratulations to your niece:)

hriabywx4
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:51 PM
Wonderful!!!
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mommytoeandb
by Gold Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM
:)
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Rust.n.Gears
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

No reason she can't do it. I have it and I went to culinary school for my savory and pastry degree. Aspie's are awesome ! 

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