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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Son in denial about having Asperger's

Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 2:22 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 5,125


16 year old embraced it, because she knows she's different, and is proud to have a disability that comes along with many super abilities. It has also helped her understand how some of her more..um...interesting behaviors are not "crazy". Her older siblings refuse to be evaluated and get very upset, ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Nature vs Nurture

 Post subject: Nature vs Nurture
Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 2:13 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,608


Doing an evaluation for my 16yr old was very eye opening I learned that I have many many aspie traits, which seem to run in my family. I will not do an evaluation for myself only because I can't afford it. Something got me wondering----the psychologist evaluating my daughter asked if she engaged in ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: older son entering military

Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 1:54 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,266


my son is probably being placed in a combat unit. Just like many aspies have trouble driving because they have trouble predicting what other drivers will do on the road, I would think that this would become problematic for a soldier as well. I'm praying that if and any possible issues come up, they ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: older son entering military

Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 11:00 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,266


Unduki---
I'm also a single mom, and understand the pride mixed with anxiety!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: older son entering military

Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 10:56 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,266


here in Israel, males serve for a mandatory 3 years, females for 2. My oldest daughter had the option of two years of community service, and is an assistant in a special-ed program.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: older son entering military

Posted: 26 Dec 2011, 12:51 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,266


My husband has served successfully and proudly for 9 years. He is an asset to his Submarine. He has a position of great responsibility. His Aspergers has never been an issue. It has been an asset to his focusing on problems and ability to see new ways of solving things. He has received special comm...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: older son entering military

Posted: 26 Dec 2011, 12:49 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,266


Israel

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Teenagers on the spectrum hating authority

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 11:38 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,903


my teens have trouble grasping why an authority figure needs to be treated with more respect than anyone else. This becomes an issue at school. If a teacher "speaks down" to a student (at least in their assessment of the situation), they are well within their right to answer the teacher accordingly....

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: military service?

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 11:10 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,196


thanks!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: older son entering military

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 11:09 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,266


thanks folks
you're calming me down

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: military service?

 Post subject: military service?
Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 7:45 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,196


hi I posted this question also in the parents section because my son is involved, but maybe this question belongs here. My 16 year old daughter was recently diagnosed, and informally the rest of the family. I'm positive that I am an undiagnosed Aspie, and all 5 of my children show Aspie traits. My s...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: older son entering military

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 5:47 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,266


lol! exactly! he does want to serve, and I respect and support that however , I'm just concerned that his judgement might be a bit off and endanger himself and others I guess my real question is, does anyone know of Aspie men who successfully and safely served in whatever country they might be from?...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: older son entering military

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 12:33 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,266


:)
we don't live in the US, although I'm originally from New York

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Separation Anxiety Issues

Posted: 22 Dec 2011, 11:52 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,151


I'd say you're probably right about him feeling like he's never going to see you again when you leave. When you first start getting glimpses of how wanton and cruel life could be - even in a form you might not think would make that big an impact, like it dawning that meat is dead animals and most p...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: older son entering military

 Post subject: older son entering military
Posted: 22 Dec 2011, 11:31 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,266


Military service is mandatory where we live. My 16 year old daughter was recently diagnosed, and I have no doubt that her 18 year old brother also has aspergers. According to the psych who did the evaluation, we all show traits of aspergers, myself included. No surprise there. Wish we had figured th...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: new here and question

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 9:51 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,224


what was really surprising is that the actual test results pointed to a spectrum disorder, and then like a good suspense-thriller novel, the story ended differently. The conclusion did admit to a "slight communication disorder", but the emphasis was to do cognitive therapy to treat the anxiety and O...
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