Joann - posted on 08/16/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 17 year old son hasn't been diagnosed. He has NO friends. Stays indoors during summer - has much anxiety about outside - Has horrible hygene habits, has 100 shirts hanging in closet but to him, he only has 2 (I guess they feel the best)- has no empathy, slow motor skills, does not want to drive. Plays a lot of video games but also has a huge interest in Sports. Can tell you what the professional player's batting average, position he plays, coaches names, etc. He also has ticks - stands in front of the TV, often clapping loudly or clucking (rolling tongue on top of mouth) - Sometimes it's deafening! I'll yell at him to knock it off and he doesn't even realize he's doing it. He does not want a girlfriend, friends, to socialize - just stay at home with mom & dad for the rest of his life. Of course I want more for him but was wondering if any Aspies have ticks? I will say that he suppresses his ticks at school but the minute he gets home, I put in my ear plugs!!! Thanks all.