Are you parent of a teenager with Asperger's

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23 Jun 2006, 1:51 am

I'm very interested in hearing from other parents



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25 Jun 2006, 12:35 pm

I didn't know my daughter was probably an aspie when she was a teen, but at 26 she is still dealing with some of the emotional issues of a teen. If I can be of any help, please let me know.



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26 Jun 2006, 5:04 pm

Nope. Just a teen with AS.

Am I any help?



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28 Jun 2006, 7:18 pm

Another teen with AS here. Want any input from us?


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28 Jun 2006, 11:35 pm

I clearly remember my not-so-happy teenage years. I wouldn't agree to go back to them for all the money in the world. So what issues would you like input on?



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29 Jun 2006, 8:31 am

My oldest is 15 and has AS.

He was speech delayed at four. A clever (smug) student at a clinic told me he was autistic. I remember being terrified.

How can I help?


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29 Jun 2006, 11:05 am

steveM wrote:
My oldest is 15 and has AS.

He was speech delayed at four. A clever (smug) student at a clinic told me he was autistic. I remember being terrified.

How can I help?


Try seeking Threpy.



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29 Jun 2006, 12:16 pm

So, what's Threpy?

Seriously, you asked for help. People are coming to see if you want some advice on a problem or comfort, or whatever. Don't insult other board members, please.


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30 Jul 2006, 8:15 pm

Replying to original message - I am a parent of a teenager with Asperger's.



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30 Jul 2006, 9:14 pm

I'm a childless aspie adult. I often feel like I'm still a teen. No, seriously. My "peers" at work are just so grown-up about everything. I don't have a whole lot of friends, but the ones I do have are all 10-20 years younger than me (I'm 41). I'd love to go back and start over...


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31 Jul 2006, 3:01 am

I'm the teen aspie but only for the next 1 year and 9 days!


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04 Aug 2006, 12:16 pm

My son is autistic. His speech has improved and now his desire to make friends is at its highest. He is 19 years old . . . seems really interested in slim attractive girls.

To assist with his desire to socialize I make attempts to let him meet people. However, this is not working out. When he introduces himself and tries to be friendly most people get scare and some back away from him.

These episodes are quite painful and leave me in tears as the rejection makes him upset and disobedient. Then he becomes more fustrated and repeats his desire to make friends from the moment he wakes up until I am forced to medicate him to get some sleep.

He is trying his best to make a friend. (Most literature says autistic individuals do not seek to be social. .. ) what is happening here?

The positive thing is that when someone responds by saying their name and smiling with him he is so happy. HELP please.