Jackie - posted on 07/10/2010 ( 45 moms have responded )
My son has Aspergers Syndrome and I refused the 3 "treatments" that the local State Hospitol offered me for him. We dont have a behavioral center here since I'm in a small rural area of Kansas. His "treatments" that were offered were to send him to live at the State Hospitol so they can raise him and he would come home on the weekends. I turned that down because I didnt have my son for somebody else to raise him and not nurture him. I wouldnt be able to live with myself not knowing whats really going on behind those walls.
The second "treatment" was elestro-shock therapy. How int eh world would that help? To me thats just tourture to anybody regardless of age or diagnosis. The third option was to put my 3 year old on lithium. He's not crazy he just has special needs! I was very upset and angry and since I refused their "treatments" then they wont help me with speech therapy. (They have the only speech therapists in the area. Did I make the right choice? I dont know if any other child has had to go through these treatments or any other Aspie for that matter.