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I am looking for Moms who have kids with Aspergers. Just want to chat on how they handle day to day things. Like their brutal honesty or not having any friends...
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Name: Gypsy | Date: Sep 5th, 2005 6:55 PM
Doxipen!
My DS11 takes 10ml with 4oz of juice at bed time so that he can handle each day as it comes. Talk top your DR. about scripts to help your family cope! 

Name: Melissa | Date: Sep 9th, 2005 6:28 PM
I'm a sister of a kid with aspergers syndrome. I think that the worst part of him having aspergers syndrome is the fact that the other kids are so mean to him! He is really one of the sweetest little boys I've ever met and it just breaks my heart. He eats lunch at school by himself, he sits by himself during recess, and other school activities and not because he wants to, but because no one will play with him. 

Name: Stephanie | Date: Sep 12th, 2005 12:21 AM
I am new at this forum stuff, but am searching for other parents to give some advice on how to discipline a 10-year-old boy with Aspergers and ADHD. He tries so hard to fit in, and he is so intelligent. His father and I have many disagreements on the expectations we should expect from him, therefore leaving us ununified in how to discipline him appropriately. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 

Name: Tanya | Date: Sep 20th, 2005 10:44 AM
Hi there. If you have any questions fire away as I am a Special Needs Teacher and work specifically with ASD / II students. I love the autistic students and love working with them with behaviour amanagement and social issues. You will find most ASD kids are very intelligent in certain areas and because of the autism, they will lack social skills. Make sure you dintiguish bad behaviuor with what is accepted with your husband and yourself with that behaviuor that is autistic characteristics. Most students i work with know the rules of the classroom and receive the same discpline as the other children. But i do become a bit more soft on them and work out what behaviuor they do and give them a bit of a leeway. Hope this helps.. I have a lot of behaviuor strategies in place with my austistic students! 

Name: D&K's Mom | Date: Oct 1st, 2005 3:24 AM
Hi I have never been here before, I'm hoping to get some advice, My two sons and my huisband all have aspergers. 

Name: sonia | Date: Oct 3rd, 2005 7:44 PM
hi i am a mum with two children with adhd asd or autistic and i find this very hard to deal with as i have a husbund that thinks that thay are been naughty and a father of the children who think that there is nothing wrong with them. This is very hard as no mater what i do i get them back from there dad after access non medicated and climbing the walls and i think with my son 8 and daughter 10 what am i going to do when thay become teenages and this isn't far off .I work in the disabled field as a carer and think how can i go to work and deal with kids with problems sourt of like mine but with other disabilitys and i find it verey hard to deal with my own this is strange 


Name: Rosie | Date: Oct 5th, 2005 1:24 PM
My sister has aspergers syndrome 

Name: Tonya | Date: Oct 15th, 2005 10:11 AM
Hi,

I have 3 kids with aspergers (waiting to get fully diagnosed but about 99% sure). It's really hard sometimes especially as I think my husband has it too. So if I can help along the way or vice versa it would be much appreciated.

Cheers

Tonya 

Name: Tanya | Date: Oct 18th, 2005 9:17 AM
What specifically would you like to know about aspergers! I work with these students every day and although it is hard, they are still very loving and you learn so much from them. First step is to fully understand asd and learn the characteristics. ONce you knwo that, you have to set rules and guidelines in your house and make sure they understand them. They will need to know what is right and what is wrong. they will also need consequences for doing the wrong thing, but make sure the behaviuors they show are just austic characteristics, cause you shouldnt discipline them if they cant help what they are doing. Also a lot of praise and reward systems work wonders!! 

Name: kiara | Date: Oct 24th, 2005 10:11 PM
hello there 

Name: ADV | Date: Oct 29th, 2005 8:15 PM
hello my name is ADV and i have aspergers syndrome and adhd 

Name: lizzy | Date: Oct 30th, 2005 1:10 PM
my son is austic 

Name: Cara | Date: Oct 31st, 2005 1:53 PM
Hi, this is my first time here. I have a ten year old daughter who is an "Aspie" (she loves that name). Our diagnosis is about 2 months old. It is all very new to us. She wants to find a chat room of other kids who are Aspies. She wants and needs to talk to others like herself. She is the only one in her whole school to have it (there are only 97 kids in the whole school). The school district said it was probably better not to reveal the diagnosis to her classmates, they already know she is "quirky" and it would open her up to even more teasing. Does anyone know of a good and safe chatroom?
Thanks! 

Name: to cara | Date: Nov 6th, 2005 4:28 AM
this is not the kind of site you want a child on. find a fourm that requires membership and keeps the general public out of the post kids make. a support group in your town would be the best choice if you ask me. 

Name: jo hanson | Date: Nov 7th, 2005 2:45 PM
i feel what ever u do ,do make sure u do the same, write what is known as a care plane of how u are both going to deal with the various situations u find urselfs in. at the end of every -week assess ur findings which , u could document in a note pad at the end of every ( difficult ) week. i can hear u say , what the hell do u no, and in reply , i would answer not as much as u as u r living ur situation and iam not. howerever, i have a different experience to u. I worked along side familys and children for seven years , the children had various special needs and behaviour difficulties . I spent periods of time living in the family enviroment assessing the carnage and deverstation of all the family. I have twelve years experience within the mental health sector and at present time iam at university working towards my RMN qualification. (registerd mental health nurse) ow and iam a single mother of two young children, 11 and 8 and ow my god they are a handfull however, they and i do not have the communications difficultys u are in indurring. all the best keep strong , if u should ever want a chat iam joanne ( [email protected] AOL ) 

Name: mark | Date: Nov 9th, 2005 1:54 PM
is some here 

Name: Latingirl | Date: Nov 9th, 2005 5:41 PM
loll 

Name: Buffy | Date: Nov 11th, 2005 6:13 AM
My 13 yr. old is constantly stressed about the homework and written work. He has cried several times at school. (Obviously didn't help with the social side of things) He also fights almost all the time with his 10 yr. old sister. It almost drives me crazy. He's on meds, now I'm on meds for the stress. What are some creative consequences anyone has used? I'm really tired of being treated disrespectfully. 

Name: Angela | Date: Nov 12th, 2005 11:47 AM
My son has been recently diagnosed with AS but, I've know since a small child that something was just different about him. My coping method for this before and now is to focus on the positives of his disorder. Alot of asperger children are very bright. My son was turned down for special ed in kindergarten because he had a IQ of 130. They are always going to have problems with the social aspects but, they have a huge ability to learn social aspects. Since the diagnosis I look to myself regularly and question if I indeed have AS myself. Now in my 30's still quirky but successful enough. As one of the traits of AS is over delving in one topic I have taken on this one. I have found that my son was out of control a large part of the time because I let him spend too much time with his obsessions. He was easy to manage when he was on the computer for 5 hours (never heard much out of him) But, when it was time to come off he was irritable, not willing to come back to real life. His conversations were completely surronding a game that was so complex that noone could understand and quickly did not care about. Limiting these activities was hard at first but, very possible. New routines can be learned and AS kids love to talk with adults. Role playing social situations (like how to deal with teasing or a bully) gives them confidence in dealing with hard situations in school. My biggest realization from reading through different sources was that all the things I thought my son surely could understand were baffling him. I asked my son what color he thought happy would be and he said black because that was the color of dragons. I went through all of the emotions with him and not once did I get a color that made any sense to me. He was pretty sure I was nuts for asking because colors don't have anything to do with feelings. My main goal is not to manage my son but to figure out how I can make his view of the world, work in this world. 

Name: Angela | Date: Nov 12th, 2005 12:03 PM
This is for Buffy. Writing tasks are unbearably hard for AS kids. Your son occasionally cries making it socially hard for him. My son eats pencils, literally about 4 or 5 a day constantly spitting out the pieces. It looks like mulch around his desk. He's in 2nd grade and there's not near as much writing. I have heard of a alphasmart board that allows the child to type in the handwritten work. You may find that when he is not bound to the hard task of creating the letters on paper that he has some brilliant ideas and writing skills. Helping him with one aspect of what makes his life hard may relieve some of his stress in turn relieving some of your own. Is your son being covered under special ed? I think they have to provide those keyboards if it will help your son. 

Name: jennifurr | Date: Nov 18th, 2005 9:50 PM
its awesome 

Name: lautre | Date: Nov 22nd, 2005 1:24 PM
My son aged 9 has AS. I can deal with his obsessions and questions and sensory issues, but I cannot deal with his aggression. Any suggestions out there ? I have asked my GP if he can prescribe Risperidone as I've heard it helps to calm children down without them being 'zombiefied'. I would rather use natural methods, but the ones I have tried do not seem to work.... 

Name: Juliet | Date: Dec 4th, 2005 1:08 AM
I just wrote a post under the Autism forum about Asperger's. I thin my son has it and we are having a very difficult time getting him seen by the specialist for a diagnosis. We have a referral from our pediatrician but I still can't seem to get a friggin appt. How did the rest of you get your kids diagnosed? 

Name: james SUTHERLAND | Date: Dec 5th, 2005 11:54 AM
interested in diets for our 9 year old aspergers son 

Name: zeyno | Date: Dec 12th, 2005 12:14 AM
Hi,
I am 32 years old. I don't have Aspergers Syndrome and I don't have kids. But I am an brutally honest person and I have very few friends. I am also a very successful writer in Turket with one novel published and writing theater/opera reviews weekly for different publications, earning a decent living.
I am really sorry for your kid because your first concern is the brutal honesty (which you actually should desire her/him to have) and second, not having any friends (which can mean that she/he is an introvert who is maybe bound to be an excellent writer or a musician).
So, your horizon for your kid is too narrow.
Too bad for the kid. 

Name: daniel | Date: Dec 13th, 2005 7:37 PM
hi 

Name: pamela | Date: Dec 17th, 2005 4:55 PM
like laure, my 7 year old son who is aspergers, is very aggressive and spiteful. i too can cope with his many obsessions, endless repetitive questions and rituals but it is the aggression i find so difficult to hanle. i worry about when he is older if he is still so forceful. he also swears profusely and no matter how many reward charts i o makes any difference. 

Name: Kimberly | Date: Dec 30th, 2005 10:37 PM
I have 3 children. My two older children are girls and the youngest is a son. He is very connected to me and our family and loves other people. He is on the autistic spectrum and is high functioning. He just turned 5 and while I am so close to him, I am constantly challenged by some of odd behaviors and demands. Let me know what your looking for. 

Name: Leah | Date: Jan 5th, 2006 6:52 PM
Me too! Please tell me how you cope with the behaviors, tantrums, everything in general! My son was recently diagnosed and then I was able to see all the similarities in my husband. Please respond, I would like to commiserate with someone. 

Name: sunshine | Date: Jan 9th, 2006 9:18 AM
it is very difficult especially with more than one child we are constantly having to breathe and say things like "thank you for sharing but remeber words can hurt" 

Name: Tami | Date: Jan 12th, 2006 4:48 AM
My son was recently diagnosed. He's 4. I've known for a long time that he wasn't like other kids now at least I know why. I'd love to chat about our kids, it would be nice to compare idea's and such and to be able to talk with other people who are going through the same things. 

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