Does anyone have adult children with Asperger's that still live at home?

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Sylvia - posted on 09/04/2016

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My grandson has Aspergers, he is 18 and lives with his single Mom.
He is bright but wasn't able to get his high school diploma, he could not function around a group all those hours, but we still hope to get a specific tutor for his GED.
He works at a factory that a friend of our owns 3 days a week, (he has always worried about how he would be able to make a living, since he was very young)
He is a good worker in fact they want him to work more days but he says he can't handle working with a group more than the 3 days.
He needs friends but he is socially awkward and he is so lonely and angry a lot.
I think it is wonderful that your child has gone as far as he has and I think your hard work is the main reason he has done as well as he has.

Sonja - posted on 12/01/2015

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I have a 20 year old son with ADHD combined type, Asperger's and other LD not specified. When he was in 2nd grade the public school system mentioned an alternative school and told me he could not read. I knew this was not true, because he was fascinated with the Titanic and read every book he could find about the ship, drew 100's of pictures of the ship and knew every detail, down to the cubic output of the smoke stacks. I fought this, and by fighting for certain teachers and thousands of hours with the most wonderful tutor my son was able to graduate from public high school with a regular diploma. He was brilliant but did not get good grades. He had a 2.5 GPA when he finished high school. He had the highest FCAT Writes score in the county one year, and scored very high in math and science in his college entrance exams. He went through periods of being bullied in school because he would rock and cover his ears. His doctor prescribed headphones so he was allowed to wear them in school. He now attends community college and is in his 2nd year as a Physics major. He has a 3.88 GPA. He is kind, thoughtful and handsome. He still does not drive, he has never had a job. He has no filter, does not let anyone touch him and he still has an occasional melt down. He likes to play paintball which is a great outdoor team sport. He started playing when I made him go to camp at age 10, so everyone at paintball knows and likes him.He lives at home because he is so gullible. He likes everyone, yet spends hours in his room alone. He loves video games and reading. He needs reminding of daily tasks, and will head off for school barefoot in his pajamas if I don't remind him to get dressed and wear shoes. He is sort of the absent minded professor. I love him so much, and I am proud of him. I hope I live long enough to see him settled. I truly believe he will find his niche and become a productive citizen. They asked him to tutor at the math lab at the college. That may be his first job. He usually takes 2 classes per semester, and goes to school during the summer so he can make up some classes. It will probably take him 3 years to finish his associates degree. He has so much potential, he will get there. I just want him to be happy. He loves college and there is an access services department that helps students with legally recognized disabilities through free tutoring, mentors and more. We make full use of everything available to help my son succeed.

Chris - posted on 07/10/2014

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my 33 y.o. son has been told he has Asperger's after being taken by the police to the hospital for evaluation because he had been verbally an physically abusive to me. Caused a bad bruise to my shin bone after a hard kick he said was an "accident". I don't know if Asperger's are that mean and short tempered from what I've read. Wonder what it really is. He will not follow up with doctor and says nothing is wrong with him and that I am to blame for never parenting and giving support. He has never worked has no license to drive nor knows how. He has big ideas to make big money on a Website he will create. Always on the computer or monitoring the 100s of recordings on the T.V. and the I'm supposed to help him delete recordings by watching what he tells me to at any and all hours of the day/night. His sleeping hours a sporatic also. I walk on egg shells and he hasn't learned much to behave by being booked for assualt. What could be wrong with him?

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