Newly Diagnosed Smorgasbord

A friend of mine recently – as in this morning – pointed me toward an article about Asperger’s Syndrome, written by a terrified mother.

As she warned, it wasn’t one of those good articles.  It was a scary one full of desperation and misunderstanding.

There’s a lot to learn and a lot to cope with when first hit by that cataclysmic diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome.  It’s confusing, demoralizing, scary, and expensive.  And of course we blame ourselves right off the bat for everything under the sun from not catching it earlier (and starting therapy sooner) to poor parenting.

But the truth is your child is lucky to have you, if you are caring enough to seek help and find solutions.

Here are some (hopefully) helpful links to parents of the newly diagnosed.  If you have any questions or need encouragement, feel free to send me a comment (mark it as private and it won’t be shared), and I’ll do my best.

Remember, Asperger’s Syndrome is not the end of the world.  Far from it.  It has a number of positives, and creates truly unique, interesting people.

A Syndrome For Success (Newspaper article – also in Recommended Reading list)

Posts by me (that might or might not be relevant to your child):

Before Diagnosis

What Are These Therapies

You Are Heroes

Letters To Schools

Asperger’s Syndrome: Not A Monster

Ten Little Things

A Calm Place

How To Help On The Sly

Volunteering At The School

The Joy Of Handwriting

About That Special Topic Of Interest

Can We See Asperger’s At A Young Age

Clubs, Groups, Activities

Removing The Surprise

Hi Hello How Are You Doing

Teachers And The Breakdown

Snapshot Brochures For Teachers – Part 1

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About aspergerfamily3

Living in an Asperger's World, surrounded by a love of learning, interesting people, and daily challenges.
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