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Name: Lynn | Date: Jan 14th, 2010 12:27 AM
Tommy,

My son is 14---15 in May, and a freshman in high school. He has aspberger's. Since you've gone through this age, maybe you can shed some light on this for my husband and me. Our son is very bright, and a nice-looking kid--but has no friends that he ever invites over. He has no interest in going out socially or having friends. He loves his game systems, expecially x-box where he does chat live and has friends through this headset. Our new problem is that he doesn't want to go to school. Says he can't get up--it's too hard for him. We make sure his game is off and he has enough of sleep, so this is not the problem. He's starting to fail. How do you get a kid up for school who refuses to go? What could he be thinking to not care about the consequences of failing ? Is is that hard for some aspberger's kids to go to school, or is this a power struggle? We're looking into online virtual high schools just to get him through the rest of this year, and he'll go back to his school in September--we hope. Any suggestions? 

Name: Kayla Bell-Frederick | Date: Jan 21st, 2010 4:33 PM
Hello everyone. I have a degree in psychology and I started a social skills group for children with Autism, Aspergers and other developmental disabilities. I think this is one of the best ways for children to learn and make friends. I started the group after noticing how the little girl that I first started working with was always so lonely. If you live in Georgia area- Gainesville, Buford, Gwinette, Duluth- then check out my website at kaylashooligans.webs.com. You can also send me an e-mail at [email protected] Hooligans is just a pet name for them by the way. The little girl I work with told the little boy that he was a little hooligan and the name stuck! 

Name: TexasGal | Date: Jan 22nd, 2010 9:50 AM
Hey Kayla. I noticed your post about your social skills group. My daughter with Asbergers attended a social skills group for several years and there was a stigma attached to attending the group. The group had a very positive and non-connotative name to help reduce any stigmas. I thought I would mention that the name hoo·li·gan might cause a stigma. Have you looked up the real definition for it?:

(hōō'lĭ-gən)
n. A tough and aggressive or violent youth. Related Words for : hooligan bully, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, tough Source, Dictionary.com, Retrieved January 22, 2010 from www. Dictionary.com Synonyms goon, gangster,criminal
hoodlum, thug, mobster, punk.

Just thought I'd pass this on. I hope your social skillsgroup is very successful and rewarding!! 

Name: dallas | Date: Jan 30th, 2010 4:10 AM
i am 15 and i have aspergers its really hard to deal with it just really depends on the level of aspergers and i probably have the highest. with aspergers u feel like u have no friends fell like even though u already have this group of friends that u also want to fit into the other groups u feel like u go unnoticed feel like nobody likes u that everybody is against u. its hard to deal with u dont understand peoples emotions for example someone could say a joke about u in ur face u laugh but inside u dont get it thoughts go inside ur head was he serious did he really mean that then u get mad and depressed. through out the years with aspergers i have found out the more u let it control ur life the more depression u have and u may see this in ur kid that they are kind of not being theirselves that they are showing off and its also tough that even when u r being urslef u still feel like u dont fit in 

Name: Maree | Date: Jan 30th, 2010 8:03 AM
I have 3 children and all boys I have my first with asd my second with asperger and adhd and my 3rd son whom I feel is exactly like my 1st, not by choice but by genes.To top it off I am almost certain my husband is adhd and asperger like my 2nd son,as he is a workerholic has such mood variations and just does'nt relate to conversation like other people .But Good on all those families like me who just keep going& still love life. 

Name: Debbie | Date: Feb 14th, 2010 6:08 PM
Hi, I'm new to this. I have a 19 year old son. He will soon be a graduate next year. He bowls on the weekends. His problems are of course socially. We tell him to get three kids phone number at school and call them the following week. He has a list of topics to talk about in front of him. The sad part is they don't live close. My 13 year old daughter includes him in things. But unless you tell him to call someone he won't do it. I does love his computer games and wii. So we take it away from him until he does a social whatever. He knows the harder it is for him the more he needs to try and do it. We make sure he is not forgotten when we have family over the house. He will easily slip into a nother room. This is the perfect time to practice his skills and talk with people. We give him encouragement. It could be the littlest thing like pulling a chair up where there are people sitting and just listening. 


Name: sally | Date: Feb 20th, 2010 2:30 AM
my nephew is autistic and is fixated onclocks he has so many . At first it was flags and he also plays with water in the sink he is 16 and i have a child with mild disabilities but not like my neiphew does anyone know why he does this. I would love to understand it more 

Name: sarah | Date: Feb 20th, 2010 2:40 AM
would like some information on autisim 

Name: Angie | Date: Feb 25th, 2010 6:47 PM
Hi....My son finally goes for diagnosis for possible Aspergers, and OCD......We have had our hands full for the past 8 years. I have had to educate myself on the subject to try and better understand him. I would like to chat/email any of you who are going through this with your children. My name is Angie....my email is [email protected]

Please!! I need support!!!!! 

Name: Sarah | Date: Mar 1st, 2010 7:27 PM
Hi Carol. I have a 7 year old son with AS. I am looking for online support also. Maybe we can help each other! 

Name: Lisa | Date: Mar 9th, 2010 10:09 PM
I have a daughter aged 11 on the asd now my son aged 14 is being tested for as.I am at my wits end trying to get through the day. 

Name: Victoria | Date: Mar 10th, 2010 9:25 PM
Woops sorry I'm a 13teen year old with Aspergers not a mom bye-bye!!! Tee-Hee LOL!! 

Name: jsrhin | Date: Mar 25th, 2010 1:20 AM
hi, i have a 10 year old son in the process of being diagnosed w/aspergers. All the symptoms have been there for all this time, but we did not know what it was. The OCD pattern that brings him security. The animated conversations. the sensitivity. The school work!!! Can anyone out there relate with me?? 

Name: Michelle | Date: Apr 15th, 2010 12:17 AM
I have an 8 yo that possibly has aspergers we are going to a specialist next week. If you could give me any suggestions and questions to ask I would appreciate it. 

Name: tany | Date: May 19th, 2010 12:14 AM
hi, sorry my english no very good, im Tania and i have friend asperger iis the best person I've met, talking a lot with me, but sometimes without explanation goes days without it, not how to deal with this, please help 

Name: ice | Date: May 19th, 2010 3:41 AM
i want to talk to some one on how to maintain a relationship with a woman that has aspergers.please can anyone help me i love her very much and i'm loosing her. 

Name: ethansmom | Date: May 19th, 2010 8:35 PM
I am also looking to talk to othe mothers who have children with Aspergers. My 11 yr old has it 

Name: Brendan Freeman | Date: May 20th, 2010 6:30 AM
I have asperger syndrome to!!!!! 

Name: hahahaha | Date: May 24th, 2010 9:36 PM
ok i think some of u ppls on this site are kind of racist --- no offense. the term "aspie" is frowned upon in the aspergers culture. also, we are very nice people. we know a lot of very cool words and enjoy writing. we are not "quirky" in any way unless you have aspergers very severely and not mildly like most of the aspergers culture. we are not "quirky" we are unique. SO YA TAKE THAT YOU QUIRKIES WRITING MEAN SLANG WORDS ABOUT US ON THIS SITE GRRRR XP 

Name: carolina | Date: May 24th, 2010 9:44 PM
yes, its true we are very honest. also, having "NO FRIENDS" isnt a very good way to describe it - socially challenged is much more preffered, and so is intellectually accelled, over "aspie." also, even if some people with as are kind of weird, they're still really nice. and even if all those crazy sites tell you all the symptoms your kid is SUPPOSED to have to have as, doesn't mean you SHOULD have all these symptoms. i mean, my handwriting is fine. my social interactions classify me as "shy but a very nice girl once you get to know her better, i most definitely do not request to only wear one material, my sense of humor is not insulting, i do not ask for the same foods day after day, honesty is A GOOD THING, not being freaked out over COLD is A GOOD THING (i am not oblivious to it either), and also, having a passion for writing and an immense vocabulary has to be my favorite part, plus sensitive ears :) k thats my thoughts on it k by [3 carolina 

Name: Melissa | Date: May 25th, 2010 4:03 PM
My son Michael who is 10 has aspergers, has been one year since being diagnosed. My question is how well will medication help with his anxiety ?? Extremley nervous aspie. Iam mixed on whether to put him on pills. 

Name: Asher | Date: May 28th, 2010 12:32 AM
Hey im a 16 year old aspergic boy, my mum had the same doubts as i was diagnosed at the age of 7, she refussed me the medication and well it worked for me not to have it, he'll slowly find a topic on which he likes a lot and stick to it, mines sport and now how 2 A* alevels and am looking to go into uni this folowing year, so just give him time and see if he finds his topic ok 

Name: Linda | Date: May 28th, 2010 4:59 PM
My 23 year old son suffers from Aspergers. 

Name: Stacey | Date: May 29th, 2010 2:10 PM
Hello, i was wondering if anybody could help me. My 4 year old son is showing very strong signs of Aspergers syndrome, and his nursery teachers think he is autistic, as does one of the health professionals, my question is how do i get anybody to actually diagnose this. he is 4 1/2 and has the speech and language of a 2 year old and still doesnt fully interact with the other children at nursery, and I worry as he is going to be starting full time reception in september. can anyone give me any advice??? 

Name: maira | Date: Jun 6th, 2010 4:17 AM
a 16 year old boy has diagnosed by asperger syndrem.he does well in the area of academic although he show great intellactual skills,his social skills are reported to be at a much lower level.he is often aloneand doesnot apear to have any friends,how do you explain the discrepancy in the studen skill's area to the teacher 

Name: Wendy | Date: Jun 29th, 2010 7:48 AM
my son is 14 and aspie..doing whatever he wants with complete disregard to my instructions. please advise. 

Name: stephaniek | Date: Jul 12th, 2010 11:10 AM
@Stephanie I am going throug the same thing. My fiance and I struggle with a medium to discipline our 5yrboy with asd. Taking time to dicusss at the ened orf the day helps. @ Tanya THANKS I needed that. If I can began to see what is a ASD symptom and what is just plain bad behavior it will help US as the parents to se tmore followable boundiers. 

Name: lynne | Date: Jul 12th, 2010 5:31 PM
i have a lovely daughter who is in the process of being diagnosed with asbergers syndrome, she is very shy, she loves all animals, but finds making friends hard, she is 13 and very lonely, if anyone knows of any chat rooms for teenagersv with asbergers please email me [email protected] 

Name: lynne | Date: Jul 12th, 2010 5:41 PM
hi, i have a daughter aged 13 we are currently going through the process of a diagnosis, my daughter shannon is very shy , she loves animals, would she like to chat to shannon via email, shannon is desperate for a friend! [email protected] 

Name: Kris38 | Date: Jul 25th, 2010 12:58 AM
Hello.... Carol my son was just diagnosed with
Aspergers. He is 10 years old. This is all new to me. I have experience a lot of difficulties with him making friends. He tells me that he gets pick on and bullied at times. 

Name: acer | Date: Aug 6th, 2010 7:07 PM
The rejection you get from your friends is a lonely and lonely place to be, It gets worse as you age and its harder to find friends, I'm so lonely and my many attempts to reach out to others always takes me back to my same place. Being alone! It's a frustrating process and and I am growing tired of always being alone! 

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