8 yo with aspergers
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|Sun, 07-26-2009 - 11:55pm|
HI! My name is Heather. I am mom/stepmom to 4 kids. Skids are 12 and 8 and I have a 3yo dd and a 3 mo old ds.
Anyway, my sd was diagnosed with asperger's about 6 months ago. She lives with us full time, but everyone gets along and is trying to work together to help her.
I am mostly looking for different things we can do to help her at home. She is in a regular class in school and is a straight A student, but cannot hold a conversation or tie her shoes. She is going into the 3rd grade this year and will be changing schools. Also, her mother just remarried about 8 months ago and that has been a huge adjustment for her.
My dh and his ex divorced when sd was around a year old. Dh and I started dating when she was 3. She adjusted very well to our marriage and doesn't remember her parents divorce or life before dh met me. Her mom's remarriage has been a much bigger deal because she is older this time around and aware of what's going on.
Dh and i have a new baby and I know that should be a big change for her too, although she seems oblivious to her baby brother. We are also considering a move. Even tho it's only about 5 miles away and it won't change her school, church, etc I know change is a big thing for her.
So, I am hoping there is someone here that can give us some suggestions in general for kids with aspergers and especially for making big changes.