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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 - 2
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...
Mar 29, 2014 in the Asperger's Syndrome Community - 1
He can be on SSDI. Asperger has actually been put under the autism umbrella, even though it makes no sense (to me), so it should be easier than before to get disability. Give it a shot, nothing to loose. He goes to community college, that's great! He probably lacks the structured environment from high school right now, try to keep his life as structu...
Mar 22, 2014 in the Asperger's Syndrome Community - 1
Does he like nature and animals? Most Aspies do - at least those in my family. Try to suggest going out of town in a quiet place or a park. For starter. We often go to the Aviary here, my young Aspie son and myself (Aspie) love it, I find this place very soothing and love the birds. Less hectic than a zoo full of kids as well. Is he on medication for his d...
Mar 11, 2014 in the Autism Community - 9
PPD-NOS is on the spectrum, not sure what PPD alone means. PPD-NOS is quite similar to Asperger with 2 main differences (as it was recently briefly explained to me by the pedo-psy who diagnosed my son with Asperger): PPD-NOS children have more sensory needs, they seek them like crazy; and their speech pattern is different at first, a bit like they don...
Mar 04, 2014 in the Child Behavior Community - 6
PDD-NOS here: http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/pdd-nos
Feb 24, 2014 in the Asperger's Syndrome Community - 5
Most Aspies will have sensory overload or sensory hypersensitivities. I personally have hypersensitivities to noises and smells that are extreme and a hypersensitivity to lights and clothes as well (less). My hypersensitivities are the worst part of having the Asperger label, the rest pales in comparison to them. To go over some of your points: -I am an...
Feb 24, 2014 in the Asperger's Syndrome Community - 3
Quite a few Aspies are indeed misdiagnosed as being bipolar. Not sure about having both at the same time, it seems rather strange to me, but who knows? About the lying, as an Aspie I have a strong sense of moral but I don't like to lie, quite the opposite. If you want to learn more about Asperger, you can read the books by Tony Attwood, he is the m...
Feb 23, 2014 in the Child Behavior Community - 4
Getting him evaluated as soon as possible for autism is certainly a good idea, if he is autistic therapy should be started ASAP. He may not be autistic, he may have dyspraxia or something else, who knows, only a certified doctor can make a diagnosis. As for the discipline issue... I personally am against spanking. It makes the child scared and is not a go...
Feb 23, 2014 in the Autism Community - 4
There are techniques to reduce noise sensitivity in children, I have been told they often work well on children. Ask an autism center to see if they have this type of technique, I do not know more about it. I know the autism center where I was diagnosed with Asperger has one of these machines, brand new machine they purchased a year ago.