So, this past year my daughter was diagnosed with high functioning Asperger's. On the way home from the doctor's office after hearing this my daughter cried. Of course she's crying I thought, she just found out she has something that she will have to struggle with the rest of her life; but, I soon realized she was crying because she was relieved, relieved to have a name to something that she had already struggled with for 17 years!
It explained so much, the target of bullies every school year since second grade, the frustration to maneuver through a typical school day and changing classes and SUBECTS!
The reason why the minute we went into a large store she wanted to leave, too many sounds, lights and THINGS to see....
It explained so much. We talked about all of that over dinner at her favorite diner that night. Understanding yourself, WHY you struggle with things your peers don't, or things they're not even aware of is very empowering. We knew it was there all along, we just didn't know it's name before that day.
There's no GPS that comes with the diagnoses; no map telling you where to go, what to do, what helps and more important what doesn't. So, this blog is to share information, good information,from the people who love and support someone with Asperger's and together we'll hopefully help each other take the right paths.