Teri - posted on 03/09/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
I'm new to the whole Asperger's thing. My daughter who is now 10 has had issues from day one but because she is very intellegent they had me test her for ADHD because they could not handle her. Of course she did not have it and now 3 years later and a lot of heart ache on my part her teacher mentioned Aspergers. She is in a school for gifted children so this teacher saw the signs that no one else could. She had dealt with it before. We are still being diagnosed but we're pretty sure that that's what it is.
I have been told by a number of people that we should not let this diagnosis get on to her school record because she is high functioning and she wouldn't qualify for school help. They are worried that it may cause more problems later on than it's worth. Does anyone have any advice on this subject.