Intro--Fresh Asperger's diagnosis
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|Thu, 02-21-2013 - 8:02am|
My ds7 was just diagnosed this week. A bit of a surprise despite the fact that we have family history (my brother is an Aspie), because ds presents much differently from other kin with Asperger's. We were previously operating under a misdiagnosis of ADHD. Suggestions for explaining to ds? He's very science/biology oriented in his interests, will definitely have a million questions about the neurology of the whole thing. Perhaps commonly for AS, he's sort of intellectually 10 or 11, but socially/emotionally about 5. We're already doing counseling, shopping for a good social skills group, and applying to more appropriate educational settings than his current ms class of 30 kids. Anything else we should be doing?
I actually see a few usernames that are familiar from other boards, hi ladies!
My younger child is also SN, but differently so--dyspraxic with SPD, age 3.