I have been researching Aspergers for a few days; feeling a bit overwhelemed at the moment. I have been taking care of a 7 year old granddaughter who displays behaviors. She has frequent meltdowns and seems to fit the spectrum. But how do I really know? As I read, I can relate so many characteristics to myself as a child and young adult. I'm now 65 and still struggle with social activities, extreme sensitivities and a huge need for quiet, down time. My older brother was deffinately on the spectrum and I am fairly certain that one if not both of my sons are. Where do I go from here? How do I discuss the topic with her parents? How do we get diagnosis?
Did any of your children pick at themselves as infants and very young children?
Hello welcome to the forum susan!!