Helen - posted on 08/13/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )
Hi, my name is Helen and I have 2 children. Tristan is 13 and has Asperger Syndrome and I have an almost 1 year old named Jada. Tristan was first diagnosed with ADHD in 1st grade. He had the same teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade and she came to my husband and myself with some behavior concerns and felt like it was more than ADHD. We took him to a child psychologist and she diagnosed PDD-NOS and referred us to TEACCH a program here in NC that serves adults and children for services and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum disorders. They diagnosed him with Asperger Syndrome, he was 9 years old by this time. We finally had some answers!!!!! We did Speech, Occupational Therapy, and Social Skills groups and that definitely helped. He is almost 14 and going into the 8th grade and doing great. I can't imagine my life without him!!!! This is a little video we put together of our journey.