I would really like to hear from adult Aspie daughters, in particular, their take on navigating through life from their perspective. Express feelings on how to deal with their struggles, their triumps, what works for them and their mothers can nest be support to them.
To Moms: what info/resources have you found helpful in supporting and how to best understand your daughter's feelings and navigate in life with their challenges and how best to encourage their confidence, independence, and self-esteem as a woman. As well as support for me too.
Apologies for the repeated postings. The site seems to have an error that makes you think you haven't posted when you have! I will try to delete the extras :)
... no luck!
I understand the need to connect. My 28-year-old son has Asperger's and my friends and family simply do not "get" the issues/challenges. He's a graduate student pursuing a second Master's Degree, intensely bright, but of course with the usual social challenges/awkwardness. Recently he's decided "it's time to take a wife" and is trying to figure out how to do so.. Speaking to my therapist doesn't help... why should it? she doesn't have a child with Asperger's. Renee
If you would like to connect by the way, you can contact me at my email address: Renees52@aol.com
I have an adult son with Asperger's and would welcome connecting for support/encouragement/ideas. The best way to reach me is at my email address: Renees52@aol.com
I'm a female with Asperger's Syndrome and I consider myself non-binary. Could you be specific on your question? I ask this because sometimes what I consider a struggle or triumph may not be the same as someone else's. I have Asperger's and sometimes what others consider a struggle, I don't consider it as such. I defy most of the labels that people with Asperger's have and I live my life by having a goal, making a plan and following it through (tennis taught me this). I was/am physically active and I have played three different sports growing up which has helped me with a lot throughout life.
I keep my goals private until they are achieved and I do well when I have my own space and have different places to go. I don't want to embarass or offend anyone but my mother is the main person that triggers my tantrums and I know this, but she doesn't, so I don't interact well with her. I went to college and I lived on my own. I did extremely well because I could make my own decisions and be my own person.
My family and I learned that I have Asperger's in my late twenties and without the early diagnosis I had auditory issues that prevented me from interacting with my peers, mainly because I didn't know that someone was calling for my attention. I am logically driven and I don't know what most people mean about feelings.
I want to thank you for creating this thread. Women don't get as much support as they should have compared to the men who are on the ASD spectrum.
Hi Brivae, I'm not the questioner but wanted to thank you for sharing your experience with us. I used to suffer terrible grief that my daughter was not diagnosed until late in life, just to think of all the support she missed out on at school because of it - but she tells me now that she has no regrets, that her life made her who she is today, and that she's fine with that. I find that comforting and am so proud of her. I'm glad to hear that you have effective strategies for achieving the life you want. I wish you well! :)