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Name: Sandra | Date: Jun 28th, 2006 8:57 AM
Why don't you go to the classroom and speak to the kids re: your boys issues and what sets him off. You know I have found that the more knowledge people have of these kids and their issue, the more tolerant they are, because it's not scary. Labels frighten people and we need to educate others. I think we need to teach others how to be freinds with our kids rather than teach our kids (with AS) how to be friends with them, because AS kids don't understand the how, but really do want friends. I tried this in my boys playgroup and pre-school and if anything we have more friends now because they understand better. good luck 

Name: austin | Date: Jul 2nd, 2006 7:19 AM
i am an 11 year old im nice kind and loving 

Name: lil austin | Date: Jul 2nd, 2006 7:22 AM
i have 3 kids 

Name: Raynene | Date: Jul 3rd, 2006 1:48 PM
I am a mother of a 12 yr old girl with As. I am at the point that I do not know how to help her. She is having a difficult time knowing fantasy from reality. I am forced to homeschool her because our school system doesn't recognize AS as a disability or even acknowledge that it exists. Please tell me if there are any other mothers out there that can I can talk with.


Name: Mo | Date: Jul 3rd, 2006 7:14 PM
I foster my 8yr old grandson who has Aspergers. He is 'full on' 24/7. I think the lack of friends is particularly distressing....he see's boys playing outside the house but on the few occasions when I've let him go out it all goes 'pearshaped' !!! 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jul 4th, 2006 4:23 AM
I have a 6 year old boy with Aspergers. He's definitly quirky, but i think most of his behavioral problems have actually been worked out (even though many people swear they can't be). Now we're working on the speach and the socialization. He's started taking some interest in other kids - but it's just so unnatural for him. I don't know exactly what to do. It's not like i can go round up other 6 year olds at the playground, have a little informational seminar on As., and then make then play with him... but he is starting kindergarten in a couple months, so i'm hoping that helps. 

Name: Bonnie Sayers | Date: Jul 4th, 2006 10:23 PM
I am a single parent to two boys on the Autism Spectrum, ages 10 and 11. We are in Los angeles. My site has a weekly chat on Sundays, but we could use the chat room anytime.

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Name: wendystuckey | Date: Aug 28th, 2006 3:54 PM
I am a mom of a 12 year old boy with aspergers as well as adhd. He is bi-polar as well.This is my first time ever doing this forum stuff. I am searching for information about aspergers. How do you discipline a child with all this with out filling guilty? 

Name: slyterbray | Date: Aug 30th, 2006 4:01 AM
Hi Carol. I am the step mother of a 16 yr old boy with Aspergers and would love to chat more with you. 

Name: Chris | Date: Sep 3rd, 2006 3:55 AM
Hello, I would love to chat w/ u. I have a son that is 10 w/ AS. I'm having good days, and bad days. Please feel free to chat w/ me. 

Name: hotwingz31 | Date: Sep 19th, 2006 2:07 PM
hello carol, my 9 year old son has aspergers and it's not so bad once you get used to and undrstand it. if there is a support group for children with autism in your area i suggest joining, it helps in not feeling so alone with it, and your child will meet other kids like themslves, and it's wonderful how they relata and interact with eachother. just remember EVERYTHING IS BLACK AND WHITE with thes guys there is no gray. it can be stressful but just step back and rermember to nurture thier interests. my son has taken to learning french this week and is doing well. he also loves science so we encourage his interests. it's rough sometimes but try to get involved with their interests/obsessions it can be quite rewarding. feel free to contact me at [email protected]. i find that talking with others is great as sharing our childrens experiences sometimes funny and it helps me feel not alone in having a child who is different, but i would'nt trade him for the world 

Name: twiztidsugar8 | Date: Oct 5th, 2006 7:45 PM
Hi Carol. My name is Robyn. I am a nursing student and I am in a Psychology class and I was wondering if anyone could help me. My group and I were assigned to a specific topic to do a report on. That topic is Aspergers Syndrome. I was wondering if there was anyway you could give me a perspective on what people go through with this. It would really help us out if we had a real life perspective on it. Thanks for anything you can give me. 

Name: Supergrandmom | Date: Oct 14th, 2006 3:18 PM
Hi! I'm new at this chat room stuff. I have a 6 year old son who has Asperger Syndrome. I also have what I have is a very unique set of circumstances. I also have a 26 year old daughter who is Bi Polar, and a 9 year old son who is being treated for depression as am I. I also have a 24 year old daughter who has so far been able to go through life without any such diagnosis. She does however have two children that she is trying to raise on her own. I take care of my grandchildren when she works which further adds to my workload. I do not have a problem with this but this all adds up to no friends. 

Name: angie33 | Date: Oct 17th, 2006 12:15 PM
hi i my 8yr old son has recently been diagnosed with aspergers,being the target of bullies ,and being taken advantage of has been a prob recently at school, seems like alot of kids only want to try n play with him cos they know they can get something from him anyone else have this prob wld love to chat 

Name: Patsy | Date: Oct 30th, 2006 8:43 AM
Any moms out there with teenagers with aspergers syndrome. will like to chat. 

Name: miriam | Date: Nov 4th, 2006 1:08 AM
to carol ,

I have a 5 yr old son with aspergers and let me tell you its hard work each day goes by that i wonder what my kid thinks and feels. its hard to deal with if you want to chat more you can e-mail at [email protected] 

Name: josette | Date: Jan 12th, 2007 7:21 PM
Hi! I can relate to you.I have a son who when he turned 4 was diagnosed with Aspergers.It has been along struggle in our lifes and this group will be a real help to me because I can see what others are going through too.
About my son,he won't go outside when it rains,he cries when I drive in the rain,he loves cutting paper and apples,he doesn't eat with us,after we all are done eating that's when he eats,we can't go to amusement parks because of the noise being to loud and all the people,going to parks with his sisters he plays alone if no one is in the park other than us but,as soon as someone comes in the park he runs out of the playground and says he wants to go home,he's been doing 100 piece puzzles since he was 3 and now he has been helping me with my 3D puzzle,he is such a brain in alot of things.It is so amazing how he different but,in some ways he isn't.He is now teaching himself to add and subtract on his own and building things it's really amazing how he can look at a lego picture and make that item.I had to enroll my 2 daughters in Big Sisters Program because that way they don't feel left out because of their brothers issues.They understand so much and they try to help me with him,espcially when he needs to calm down,they are great at doing it.I am here for anyone who needs to talk about their child because I seem to have been through it so far.See,my son had 29 ear infections,2 sets of tubes,and allergies to all medicine,over the counter and perscription meds because he was on his 8th specialist that told me to take him off whole milk,since then,he has been sick free.I get pull ups for him through a perscription because he isn't able to tell me that he needs to go.I may homeschool him when the time comes because I feel it will be better for him since there aren't any special classes for him and with homeschool I and the homeschool teacher can work with him one to one..Feel free to e-mail and ask away.I am open for any conversation concerning Aspergers.Thanks!
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Name: angelagarvis | Date: Jan 13th, 2007 7:40 PM
I have found that parent info meetings are a great start. If you ask the school they may help you find an aspergers/ASD info group. As a parent with a child with ASD i have found that other parents are willing to share what they do. I think talking to your dr. Best of luck 

Name: stepmom30 | Date: Jan 23rd, 2007 6:27 PM
Hello I am a stepmom with a 14 year old step son with aspergers. I do not know a whole lot about your sons situation however I have learned that you are not supose to punish him. I mean we put tyler in time outs but all it does ia aleveatesthe problem for that short 2 min.He will go right back to doing what he has done before. Talking to the professionals Tyler has worked with we have been told that Tyler can have time outs. However I have been reading up on Tylers condition and learned that it is not a good Idea. It says that you are supose to talk to the child and show them what their behavior causes. They dont understand completly why they are being punished when you punish them. Thats what I read. Also that some behaviors that they have cant be broken and its something that we have to deal with. Many blessings to you. I do know what your going through . 

Name: stepmom30 | Date: Jan 23rd, 2007 6:38 PM
Hello there is a website called Autism Speaks. on that website there is information about an act called IDEA it isthe Individuals with Education Disibilities Act. The law mandates that the state provide all eligible children with free and appropriate public education that meets their unique individual needs. the websit is autismspeaks.org. go to it see if you cant get on their case about it and get her the help she needs. 

Name: grtmom | Date: Jan 29th, 2007 3:28 PM
I noticed your post and am feeling the same way. My DS is 12 and it's very heartbreaking to see him having such a tough time at school and at home. We;'re debating whether or not to put him in a private school next year, where he can get more individualized attention. dO WE tell him that he has this disorder? He knows that he has OCD and ADHD. wE'RE WORKING on getting OT to help with sensory integration issues, loud noises, certain music and yes feeling too hot on a a day when it's 30 degrees outside and I insist he wear pants. 

Name: grtmom | Date: Jan 29th, 2007 3:32 PM
I live in Orange Park, Florida. Any one here in the area with success in finding a good psychologist, ST or OT? 

Name: Mel Mel | Date: Jan 31st, 2007 1:19 AM
Dear Carol, I don't have a child with aspergers, in fact I don't have any children but I have aspergers but you can talk to me if you want. It's not brutual honesty, honesty is always good. Honesty is the best policy. 

Name: julie | Date: Jun 16th, 2007 8:37 PM
i just try to take it as it comes, every day is different, don,t get ooked on the no friends bit, i did and it just makes it worse, they r what they r,and we cannot train the world about it.i hope i,m making sense, it is hard, i just do my best, some days r better than others. 

Name: julie | Date: Jun 16th, 2007 8:43 PM
this kind of stuff has just started with my daughter she is a 7 half aspie, and the other kids in school r know realizing they can get her to do stuff, as she just wants to have friends,talk to the teacher,my mum insists i let the other parents know ,but then they will tell there kids and they might tease her?goodluck 

Name: chilla | Date: Jun 20th, 2007 6:45 PM
Hi Carol, just found this website and have logged on and saw your ad. I have a son who is nearly 9 and he has aspergers. He,s a great kid and he has a sister who hasn't got aspergers. Some days are really fine and other days are a struggle. I 'd love to chat to someone about day to day things and actually talk to someone who's going through similar things to us.If you want to chat just let me know, bye for now Chilla. 

Name: aldam2 | Date: Jun 20th, 2007 8:53 PM
Carole potter. Hi I have a 13 year old daughter with aspergers she also is in 8th grade of a mainstream school. She is struggling making friends and is very frustrated and lonely. If you would like your grandaughter to chat to my daughter I know she would be over the moon!!! Ive tried to email you direct but for some reason it bounced back!!! Thanks [email protected] 

Name: Craig | Date: Jun 22nd, 2007 1:31 AM
Im 23 years old and have only fairly recently been diagnosed with Asperges Syndrome [some 2yrs ago]. I have always known I was different from others. My recent diagnosis has realy helped me to come to understand my differences, and work on them. I was Home Edecuated until the age of 16 and although this realy helped my edecuation I do belive this exagerated my condition as I rarely associated with others. As a result of this social deprivation I found it incredibly difficult in a working environment with other people present. Im curently living with my parents who acknowledge my differences yet do not completely understand AS, I feel this is a shame for I feel if they were to come to understand AS, they would come to understand me. My parents often tell me how difficult I was to raise and thought I was lazy for not having a job, this depressed me, I even had a suicide attempt once because i was finding life so challenging, but this was all before I knew exatly why I was so different. Understanding you are different from others is one thing,but understanding why you are different is the important factor, this has helped me to improve my social skills and my other differences, dramaticlly improving my quality of life. I enjoy a satisfying social life and Im doing a modern apprenticeship in engineering. Most of my current friends do not realise or even suspect I have AS. Social skills are a learned behaviour most can learn, Im begining to master these skills now by acknowledging why Im different and adjusting my personality accordingly, however I stil feel a lot of my time is spent trying to figure out the patterns behind things and how things/ people work, maybe this is the factor that ultimatley defines AS? Please email me at [email protected] I would be very interested in your thoughtsor opinions of AS. Thanks 

Name: jackie | Date: Jun 22nd, 2007 7:48 PM
hi i can relate to how you feel. my son is asperger .he to has no real friends he tries but he just dosent fit in he is popular at school, when i say popular i mean very well liked.theres nothing to dislike about him hes so kind and is always desperate to please.he worries alot about things .it is hard to think of him alone at school cant help but think he is lonley at home we try to include him in every thing let him know how much he is loved.as you know having a child with asperger is hard as no one uderstands fully what its like,i could write a book about my sons little ways as you probely understand. 

Name: Emma Johnson | Date: Jun 25th, 2007 8:18 AM
My addy is [email protected]. Im not sure if my child has aspergers but would love to chat to see if she has by chatting to u many thanks Emma J 

Name: hopefull | Date: Jul 7th, 2007 3:16 AM
my child is almost 15. She is the sweetest little girl. That loves to talk fairy tales and movies. She also has Turners syndrome. 

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