My 31 year old son was diagnosed with aspergers when he was 29.

Margie - posted on 05/18/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




He is 31 now and lives with my husband and I. I am retired and would like to have my solitude. He is in one of our rooms that we need. What can we do? Social security turned him down. We are desperate for a solution. I live in ok.


Ev - posted on 05/19/2016




It is not the end of the world for him. Aspergers is the high functioning end of the Autism spectrum. I know this because though my son received a general Autism diagnosis, he was too high functioning for it to be much else. He got diagnosed in grade school. Through the years he got resource classes to help him in the classroom and over time the reduced the time he got the more he was able to do on his own. He also made a 3.0 by graduation. He has been working at two different jobs since last year and is doing well. He is managing money on his own and learning to manage his time and interests. Your son is an adult and has been for long time...what did he do long before he got this diagnosis.


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/19/2016




First? Your son is an adult. I'm pretty sure he didn't just start showing symptoms, but has been for the majority of his life, son's been showing symptoms since he was 5.

Aspbergers is not a result of "childhood illness". You'd posted in your other post that he spent a lot of time as a kid being ill. Aspberger's is on the Autism spectrum. Very high functioning, if a bit socially quirky.

My eldest is 22, living on his own since 19, and very self sufficient. Your son can be as well, but you need to MAKE him be this way, not pamper him and allow him to continue to remain living with his parents because he's been diagnosed with Aspberger's. He is fully capable of functioning in society. If you need to, look for support groups that will help.

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