Sonja - posted on 09/11/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi I'm new here. I found an article about possible Asperger symptoms and followed a link to this site. This particular conversation I would like to just ask for some positive feed back. When I took my daughter to see a therapist and described to him what we go through on a daily basis with myself and my daughter, I was expecting maybe ADHD but it didn't quite fit, neither did OCD so he said that it sounded like I who have been diagnosed with a lot of different things and my daughter should be tested for Asperger Syndrome. I've mentioned this to a couple people and they seem doubtful and was even told I'm just trying to label her and prove there's something wrong but I should just accept us for who we are and move on. I don't feel that I'm trying to make nothing into something though and I wasn't aware this Syndrome even existed, even if she doesn't turn out to have this Syndrome I will not stop trying to figure out how to help my daughter to live and learn the best way that I am able. Our parent interview with a clinical psychologist who specializes in Autistism spectrums is in a couple weeks and I'm nervous. I'm scared. I guess I'm even anxious to get it done so we know for sure and then frightened of what people will say after. My husband asked me not to go all google on this because I have a one tract mind and he's worried I'll take in too much and freak myself out. So support would be great and maybe some ideas on what to do with myself til our appointment. Thanks in advance.