anyone have kids with Asperger's??(high-funtioning autism)
March 10, 2007 10:02pm CST
My oldest boy who is 17 years old was diagnosed with Asperger's almost 4 years. We thought for years that he had ADD because he is so high-fuctioning, in grade school he had a lot of problems. He could not write properly,could not focus on anything, would play by himself or read. In high-school things really changed, his grades went up, but still had problems. When i had my 3rd child he was happy, then once we left him for 20 mins went to the store & came home to find him lighting paper on fire & watching it drop! The whole house was smoke filled, we took him to the ER right away, they kept him for 1 week & after alot of testing it was Asperger's. Didn't really surpise me any, his best friend at that time is also Asperger's also, but way worse. It amazes me how many kids are now being diagnosed with autism,Asperger's & the lack of funds there are for these kids!
11 Mar 07
I don't personally have a child with Asperger's or Autism, bt my mother works with special-needs children, and deals a lot with children like yours. I remember when she worked with special-needs children at my childhood elementary school. She's extremely good at what she does. That was 20 years ago, and she's still very good at it.
• United States
11 Mar 07
My son, CJ, is almost 9 and he was diagnosed with high-functioning Autism. He had a great deal of trouble in grade school; very violent to himself and others. He'd try to break things at school, etc. We had him on Clonodine for a few years to help him stay calm but now he doesn't need it. He is such a loving child; has his moments, but other than that, his tantrums have all but disappeared and he gets A's and B's in school. I don't know how it is there in, Canada, but in U.S. the school districts delegate a 'personal aide' to the special needs children. CJ's has been a God-send; she has helped him so much in class. But I agree with you, we don't get nearly enough help for our kids as we should. A lot of people, even the so-called professionals would rather the problem just 'go away'. I don't believe for one minute that there aren't enough funds; they just don't want to allocate any more than they are already 'blessing' us with. It's so frustrating!
11 Mar 07
Here in Canada we have "aides's"n the school & we get some money from the goverment for special needs kids" i did apply but never followed up on getting money from the gover. My son has problems with lying, couild not tell the truth, he will lie & lie. He once took off afterschool & did not come home right away( very bad problem with him also),my mother found my son at the mall, & when asked why didn't he go home, his response was "Pete beat last night" My mother fell for it hook,line & sinker, came to get me from work,all worried. She told what happened & even i was taken aback, i later confronted my son about it. He kept on saying "he roundhouse kicked me, i have bruises on my arm" I looked for bruises all over him, didn't find one anywhere. Finally he broke down & said he lied AGAIN!!!