I Have Asperger's

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Reply Greg Smith
10:09 PM on December 14, 2013 
I would recommend that anyone who passes high on the AQ test to get a formal diagnosis. There is more help available and the school HAS to do something. For instance last year when it was dancing no matter how many times my parents phones in saying that I couldn't do dancing I was forced into it.
I now have a pass saying;
- I have Aspergers and Developmental Coordination Disorder
- I may need help in groups
- I may choose to sit out of some social situations altogether
- I can collect a laptop for extended writing tasks
- I may take longer for all aspects of learning
- This is OK

This means that I get to completely sit out of Drama and sit out of certain aspects of PE!!!!!!!!!!
I also get to go to an empty classroom at breaks and lunches.
The things that I get stressed about include

- Standing at bus stop full of people
- Sitting on Bus
- Walking into school
- walking into a classroom (I feel as if everyone is staring at me)
- walking into a loud dining room
- People being d***s to me
- People coming up in my face
- Eye contact
- Social situations
- Crowds
- Shopping malls (boredom, frustration, crowds, waste of time)
- Change in my routine
- when someone says they will do something then they don't and when you question them they argue with you.

The list is fairly continuous.
Parents of children who has a child displaying signs of aspergers.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get them dignosed before their teen years as this is the most stressful time for an AS child and they need as much help as they can at this age. Please do not make the simple mistake that my parents made. I was diagnosed at 13.4 and from ages 11 up it was a living hell (it still isn't great now, but it's dramatically better). Thanks
Reply Greg Smith
9:40 PM on December 14, 2013 
Thank you Erin, I am a 14 year old boy from the UK and your blog has helped me out a lot. I particularly liked your blog about "meltdowns". When I first was introduced to the term (in this context) I didn't understand what it meant, this helped me out a lot. The thing about being a male is that it is "less acceptable to just break down in tears, so I often end up having a secondary meltdown about having a meltdown. For instance yesterday I waited 25 minutes in the lunch line, it was extremely crowded with people skipping in front of me, due to this I was already at my peak stress level just on the borderline of a meltdown. Then when I arrived there were two choices Fish and Chips (fries) or Thai Green Curry. I stood in front of the area where it was being served. There were two "dinner ladies" one placing the fish onto a polystyrene dish, one scooping up fries and placing them on the dish. They done so leaving them out on the front of the shelf (to reduce queing).
Anyway as I stood there they both looked at me knowing I was there but ignorantly ignored me for five minutes. Frustrated about this and stressed about all of the people brushing past me, a lump rose in my throat. I left the line that I had waited thirty minutes in ran into an empty corridor and had a fully blown panic attack.
A year ago it was "Scottish country dancing" this was before my diagnosis, so I was forced to do it. I dislike it due to embarrassment, hand contact, eye contact, loud noise, and 80 people crushed into one small gym hall. I broke down and had a fully blown panic attack in which people had to use a paper bag to calm me down.
It is extremely embarrassing for me as in is not a very masculine thing to do and I often get bullied after it.
Reply issam
3:11 PM on May 2, 2013 
hey
Reply kelly.medley@gmail.com
10:10 AM on December 18, 2012 
Hey there beautiful minded sister. Can you possibly add the ability to add or perspective on the "What is Aspergers'?" link hypersensitivity selfstimming etc.

Also can you add the ability for us to give more input on everything.

Thanks :)
Reply Mostar
10:04 PM on December 5, 2012 
hello there. i have aspergers syndrome but i still feel autistic at heart
Reply Asperger Kids
7:23 PM on January 25, 2012 
Hello,
I know the Asperger-Kids website doesn't have a whole lot of information on teens. The main reason is because there isn't a lot out there. I have a blog post with some information about teens here: http://www.asperger-kids.com/apps/blog/show/7291641-asperger-s-te
ens-and-social-skills. There is also a teen section on the resources page here: http://www.asperger-kids.com/apps/links/#teens. I post as much as I can find. If you know of anything or would like me to look for something in particular, please let me know. Alright? Thanks for inquiring about that. I commented here since I can't find where the actual comment is. :) Have a great night! ~Teri
Reply Girl in love with an aspie
11:56 PM on July 10, 2011 
In reply to nightowlJ, from my research I found that Aspergers is genetic & is 4 times more common in males than females
Reply nightowlJ
9:47 AM on May 4, 2011 
I sometimes wonder if I have a form of Asperger's, I can see some of the symptom's my son has in myself. Does anyone know if Asperger's is genetic?
Reply Nini
10:57 PM on May 2, 2011 
Heya, I was just wondering, Autism in my family is a lot, there are so many of us on the spectrum or having similar disorder...I was wondering if you are the only one in your family with a diagnosis.

Nini (a fallow Aspie Girl)
Reply Bob D
3:50 PM on April 21, 2011 
You're welcome. Take care & keep in touch.