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Janis - posted on 10/08/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 31 year old son was diagnosed with aspergers after he was released from the airforce with a general discharge. He has been almost non functioning since then. he does not work. he cannot follow verbal or written instructions. He hoards so much stuff in his room that I cannot get the door open. The only help I can find in my local area requires that the participant be on medicaide. He is not and does not qualify for it;. Any ideas of what I should do???

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Janis - posted on 10/09/2013

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Leanne, I live in the largest city in my state--the capital. and what is interesting to me is that through my work in rehabilitation services, I am aware of a support group in a rural community about 70 miles from where I live, but can find nothing here in the capital city. I did get a good lead yesterday though, so I am checking in to that. If all else fails, I hope I can find some good support here on line.

Leanne - posted on 10/08/2013

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Hi Janis,

You may have to drive further to get him the help he needs. Most of us do. Perhaps there is a support group online that you can visit that can provide further resources. I have found several hundred over the years. He may qualify for social security disability.
http://arthritis.about.com/od/disability...

Leanne - posted on 10/08/2013

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Hi Janis,

My daughter was diagnosed at 4 with aspergers. I later found out she actually has autism because she had speech delays. She is 14.

It sounds like something more than aspergers is going on. I have dealt with many aspergers adults and children, but they could all communicate. Does your city have city health insurance? Here in Houston we have Harris County Hospital District which provides low cost or free health care. Is it possible he was traumatized?

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