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Jul 08, 2014 in the Autism Community - 5
You have autism or Asperger? Big difference (to me and to the US society for Autism and Asperger). I have Asperger, my son as well, my father very certainly too and I suspect quite a few uncles and one aunt on this side of my family also have Asperger. Asperger is very much a hereditary condition, I'd say about 1/3 of my uncles/aunts (grand total of 11 s...
Jun 25, 2014 in the Autism Community - 3
As an Asperger person and a big animal lover (like most Aspies), I am horrified that a kid would try to kill a pet. I think there may be much more than his autism to explain this behavior, I would bring him to a psychologist to discuss this episode. In the meantime, make sure he stays away from pets at all times!
Jun 25, 2014 in the Asperger's Syndrome Community - 2
Well, I have no idea as 99.9% of the general population has no clue what Asperger really is about. Yes a former colleague called me weird years ago and I am sure a bunch of other people also thought I was weird, they were simply to polite to tell me so. And as older adult with Asperger, well I have learned to mimic NTs on some levels - we are forced to do ...
May 10, 2014 in the Child Behavior Community - 21
Your grandson could definitively be on the spectrum, several signs are pointing to it. My son is Asperger - and so am I. When my son was diagnosed, very young, the psy had told us: we may need to put him on an antidepressant around 6-7 if he has too much anxiety but absolutely no ADHD medication for an Asperger child. Which is why I warned you to be careful w...
May 08, 2014 in the Child Behavior Community - 7
I would seriously discuss autism spectrum with his pediatrician.
May 08, 2014 in the Child Behavior Community - 21
Rather than putting him on a ADHD medication, I would suggest discussing an antidepressant with his doctor. You say he never has joy at all, that sounds like depression to me.
May 01, 2014 in the Autism Community - 2
Your pediatrician shpuld be able to refer you to a state psychologist specialized in evaluating kids on the spectrum.
Apr 15, 2014 in the Child Behavior Community - 3
I agree it's scary and he needs counseling ASAP, wants it or not. He probably needs a tough counselor, someone who will make him listen and open up. Good luck!
Apr 03, 2014 in the Autism Community - 3
I am an Aspie and have had problems with labels forever. Sensory issues and Asperger or PDD-NOS go hand in hand. I cannot stand long conversations neither. The thing is: do you have anxiety big time? Do you dread social situations? These are 2 big caracteristics of an Aspie. Anyway, here is a test you can do: http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php Th...