New here --- need help!

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Registered: 09-18-2007
New here --- need help!
Tue, 09-18-2007 - 8:22pm
Hi, my name is Amy and I have an 8yo son who was recently diagnosed with Aspergers.
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Registered: 01-29-2004
Fri, 09-21-2007 - 3:15pm

Hugs and Welcome, my son was 8 when he was diagnosed to with Asperger. Life is not easy with all the readings, the adjustments ...., but it has definitely gotten better knowing the triggers. We do a lot of role play. My son is also going to social thinking class and he can see his problems there, now it is time to get that out of that setting and into his normal life. THese things take time and we are still working thru it.

SInce home is a controlled enviroment, I was able to fix it quickly and Sravan knows to back off before reaching the melting point. So you can put out an expected behavior and unexpected behavior. It is very hard and these kids can be physical, but this has to be done. So whenever we see that he is going to melt, we ask him to freeze the activity that is causing it and make him take 5 deep breathes. There are days when we have to intervene him often. He is still not able to internalize this, I am hoping with consistency and time we will get there.

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Wed, 09-19-2007 - 10:10pm

hey Amy,

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Registered: 05-16-2006
Wed, 09-19-2007 - 7:44pm

Hi Amy and welcome to an awesome board that has a wealth of info..

This is a very confusing time in a parents life after the dx......the anger, stress and time to grieve. Not only that no one gives you the "next step" manual after you get the dx to help your child. Each state vaires with services. The IDEA act is nation wide when it comes to school. Know your rights and what you and your child are entitled to.

I have just a 4 yr old with PDD and only 18 months into this "lifestyle". I found this link and I hope it gives a point in the right direction....

Nice to meet you

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