my son has adhd/odd. i been recenly thinking it may be aspergers.

Josh - posted on 10/26/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Ive read the symptoms and its almost exactly him, except he is coordinated and he does openly talk excessively to anyone. but his social skills are so poor he runs everyone off and he barely has any friends. he tries real hard to stay calm but he talks as if you are across the room and if he see's people playing a game he tries to make up the rules even if he doesn't know how to play. Does anyone else have a child with aspergers that is this way

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Tania - posted on 10/27/2011

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they really arnt quick to dianosis aspergers at all it was a long haul for me but my son is also very open and also makes eye contact as i said not all aspergers are the same so if you believe it fight fight fight for a dianosis as thats when you will get help and then you also will feel better as you know how to help him ...my son does does certain things and i say to myself thats the aspergers ...and life is much better with a dianosis ..its still dam hard but atleast you can have a clear head and be ready and prepared good luck

Josh - posted on 10/27/2011

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i have talked with his psych last week and she said she would order a test.. but she doesnt feel comfortable diagnosing aspergers. i then talked to his worthless therapist and he said he highly doubts and would be shocked if he is because he has never seen someone with as be that open.. but as soon as i figure out what my son needs i will be changing that therapist

Tania - posted on 10/26/2011

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yes yes yes ..not all aspergers are the same but that is exactly how my son is and he is dianosed and also has adhd and ocd ...his social skills are bad and he finds it hard to keep friends always talks so loud and goes a hundred times an hour , also wants to get involved in games with children but wants to make up his own rules ...so again yes i have a aspergers child like this , i actually have 2 and they both are not the same

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Tracie - posted on 11/06/2011

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I have 2 sons with aspergers and he sounds like a good combination of the 2. One is alittle lower functioning than the other.

Bonnie - posted on 11/03/2011

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Social skills training may help. Even if it' s not ASD, can get social skills training.

Kimberly A - posted on 11/03/2011

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OMG this is so familiar... :( We were in Disney and my then 6-1/2 yr old, (Sept. this year), wanted a Minnie Doll. We told her later, as it was 10am and we didn't want to carry it. Thus began a huge tantrum that did not end for over an HOUR! I was in tears by the end of it. I just was exhausted and fed up, after days of tantrums and the family working around her and her tantrums and complaining. It is only now that I am thinking Asperger's, after years of thinking it was something I had done wrong, though my responses to her problems most certainly didn't help all this time :(

Lori - posted on 11/02/2011

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I love what everyone has shared with you. It's all true. Aspergers kids are all different with varying degrees of "aspie-ness" . I have a daughter who is 14 and it took a while before anyone would give me the diagnosis. I totally agree with Lori Hulvey said, go with your intuition. Many days I am heart broken at the way other young teenage girls treat her but the only sanity I have in that scenario is, she does not give a rats hoot about what other people think about her and has the most positive attitude towards how girls treat her. She just does not care. I have more issues about the whole "normal" thing than she ever will. She is the most interesting human being I have ever known and I bet your child is amazing too. My daughter has taught me more about living "outside the box" than anything could ever have and I am so grateful she is her own person. Far more than I ever was at 14. Sometimes, in its own way, Aspergers is an amazing blessing. Keep on keepin on. This site will be a great source of support for us moms of kids with Autism.

Lori - posted on 11/01/2011

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my 12 year old just got diagnosed last year with Aspergers. she had been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD since she was four......it could still be all three...they run together....
If anyone had tried to tell me before she was diagnosed, that she had could have been Aspergers...I would have though them crazy, given what i thought I knew about it. But it is such a wide spectrum disorder....and can be very high functioning.
AS I researched Asp. I realized it was her...and wish I had senn some of it before. She is very outgoing also, very talkative, and she is social.....just not at the maturity level she should be at. She does have some anxiety in some situations and now that I know characteristics of Asp... I can tell that what I used to think was temper tantrums..are just bouts of frustration that she cant control. The friends that she had a few years ago have "dropped" her and she has a hard time making real close friends her age. Most of her "friends" / playmates are several years younger than her.. Good luck, just find as much info as you can and stay positive.

Dawn - posted on 10/30/2011

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My son is similar (very social, but socially awkward), and was just diagnosed with PDD-nos at 9 years old, after previous dx of ADHD, mood disorder, ODD, PTSD and learning disabilities. It can often be a journey to a proper diagnosis, especially with kids who are high functioning.

Dreama - posted on 10/29/2011

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my son has some of the same behaviors. he has been diagnosed with autistic tendencies.

Josh - posted on 10/28/2011

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thank you to all. i mainly want the right diagnosis so i can get him in the right therapies. i think im on the right track. i got custody of him cause his mom wouldnt give him his meds every day then would beat him constantly and back hand him in the face. i honestly feel funny for bein on this site but i didnt find a circle of dads site.. lol. i had custody of him for 6 months and ive got more done then she did in 5 yrs since we knew something was wrong. he went from getting suspended about 18 times a year to once. i wish his mom would understand these issues instead of just sayin he is honory and beat him.. she also hasnt picked him up for her weekend in 2 months and i know its hurting bradley but part of me thinks its better that way.. i wish she would be a mom

Tania - posted on 10/27/2011

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me too i really know how you feel i go through the same every now and then and it does get better once you get help.....and i know my son dosent mean it but when hes having a meltdown well i just let it play out then he eventually calms down . so this sort of behaviour can be called a meltdown cause something has really upset them and thats how they deal with it again good luck

Sharlene - posted on 10/27/2011

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Hi. I really feel for your pain but it does get better with intervention and other programes believe me.My son james went through those channel and now hes like a normal hypo 7 yr old child. Just have faite

Josh - posted on 10/27/2011

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i watched a video called aspergers at its best on you tube and that's exactly what my son does every morning or all day for that matter.. even strays off the subject while telling you the story then goes back to the story. you really have to pay attention at times to understand what he is talking about. but then on a different note, two months ago we didn't have dinner at the normal time cause my daughter had roller derby practice. we were in downtown Nashville, not the greatest part of town and he went off. he ran, so i had to catch him and when i did he kicked screamed spit in my face and punched me and all i could do is restrain him for 45 minutes till he calmed down. after he was very apologetic and said he didn't mean to do that but no matter how hard he tried he couldn't calm down

Tania - posted on 10/26/2011

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hi sharlene ....i really dont know i take it day by day and your right its hard work . my elderst has aspergers and ocd and my youngest has aspergers , tourrettes , ocd and lots and lots of sensory issues . mothers are strong and can get though anything thats why we are there carers xx

Sharlene - posted on 10/26/2011

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Hi tania .how to you do it .Myself my son has autsim spertrum and his like having two kids .Godbless

Sharlene - posted on 10/26/2011

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Hi there. my friend's child has asperger's his the same way but he has pshyical issues as well and does talk openly , Im not sure have you checked out other website for sperger's and spoken to your specialist

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