Last week, my youngest son (one of twins) was diagnosed with mild Asperger's Syndrome. To be honest, we suspected for a while - he is nearly 5 - but didn't really want to face it, I guess. He appears to be very, very mild. Looks people in the eye, and shows emotion. Perhaps only a little different than some of the other kids in preschool. Just a few things stand out, particularly his obsession with unusual things. Right now, he can't get enough about flags. Studies them, memorizes them, searches the skyline as we drive by for them. He is also pretty strict into routine. However, I'm certain that 30 years ago, he would have skated by with no diagnosis.
With kindergarten on the horizon in the fall, and a twin sister that gives him a run for his money, I'm looking for GOOD resources. I've searched the internet like most. I've also gone through some of the HubPages here. I especially like Isabella Snow's page on her own experience with the syndrome - well done!
I'd appreciate your thoughts and comments. Thanks! Steph
I'm no specialist but you said it yourself - he wouldn't have been diagonised a generation ago - so treat him as you always have - dont lower or change your expectations because you have a label. Whats weird about studying something - I went thru a stage of studying flags - how wonderful he wants to learn!
Hey Lissie - you make me smile! :-)
My husband has your same attitude about the whole thing. I'm just the worrying mom. I appreciate the reply and the grin. Have a super day - Steph
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