Brooke - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi! My son is 7 years old, and has been diagnosed with mild Aspergers. We have explained to him what it is, and that it is why he has had more trouble than other kids with things such as learning to ride his bike, and writing at school and such things. However, in my research, I can only seem to find books and websites aimed at either parents of Aspies, or teens who have AS. I am wondering if anyone knows of any good resouces aimed at younger children with aspergers as he does not understand all the language or concepts used in these books. I am especially looking for books that will help him to understand such things as body language, phrases and sayings( for example, being told to "get lost" does not mean that literally), and how to deal with kids at school.
Also, my 2 year old seems to be showing signs of AS, I was wondering how old they have to be before you can get them diagnosed, as the doctor's keep telling me things like "It's because he is a toddler, that is why he likes his routine." I cannot get them to understand that he does not simply LIKE his routine, he HAS to have it.
Any help you people can give me would be very appreciated, as I had never even heard of it before my son's teacher said it to me. (Big thankyou to her, by the way, it has made understanding my son a lot easier!)