Telling them they have ASD!!

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Registered: 04-28-2007
Telling them they have ASD!!
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Wed, 04-07-2010 - 11:56pm

When it rains it pours....when giving Liam his meds Cian asked why HE didn't get meds...I said (cos I'm stoopid) that Liam was special. Tears and feeling unwanted ensued. Yes all! We had the Aspie talk in his room. Not sure he really gets it. Any ideas as to books.DVD's etc???

Dee

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Registered: 07-22-2006
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 7:35am

Hi Dee,

Here are a few books I found at Borders. I know there are more, but it's a start.

http://www.borders.com/online/store/SearchResults?keyword=autism+kids+books&type=1&simple=1

I have tried to tell J that he is special and his mind works different than other kids, but he doesn't seem to comprehend what I am saying. Like other things, he just doesn't "get it."

Hope this helps a little.

Peg

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Registered: 07-22-2006
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 7:39am

Hi Again,

Here is a link to Barnes & Noble. They have a lot more kids books on the subject of autism. When you follow this link, you will have to scroll down a book or two to find some kids books.

http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?store=KIDS&WRD=autism

Peg

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 8:53am
He is six, right? "All cats have asperger's syndrome" (can't remember the author) is one I like that should be age appropriate.

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-Paula

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Registered: 06-25-2005
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 9:10am

Kathy Hoopmann is the author of "All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome." I think that book is fantastic for explaining AS.

Since this situation also includes explaining why brother gets meds for AS, I think I'd tack on an additional explanation. Maybe point out that some people are blind, deaf, paralyzed, have AS, etc. Just like a hearing aid or a wheelchair makes one person's body work better, medicine helps brother's body work better.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 5:05pm

I feel for you.

                                

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Registered: 05-05-2003
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 9:08am
One of the big issues we've had is that our daughter feels that she gets into trouble more than our ASD son.
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Registered: 12-01-2006
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 11:29am

I have such a diverse family situation... hehe, My son (8), and my Oldest daughter (11)

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