Autism Spectrum: Teen

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17 Year Old with ADD? Need to Find a Doctor...

My almost 17 year old son is extremely smart, has been in Gifted/Talented and PreAP classes the entire time he has been in school, but the past two years have been such a struggle with him to 1. go to school, period. and 2. complete class work while in class (don't even ask about completing homework!!) even though he is just taking "normal" classes. If I don't come up with the money for him to go to summer school, he will be repeating his junior year next year. He has told me he just doesn't understand the work (which I find VERY hard to...


Could It Be Autism?

i know a 2 year old who still does not talk, is overy irritable, clingy to...

Aspergers Syndrome

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Any Asperger's Moms Out There?

Hi all! My sisters 3 yr. old has been given a "possible asperger's" diagnosis with alot more testing to go.....she's in GA and I referred her to Mama source for her area for support but figured I'd see if anyone around here is familiar with or has a child with Asperger's.....seems to be relatively new and rare overall and she could really use contact with someone who's been through where she is right now....alot of fear, guilt, anxiety, denial, etc......well let me know if there are any of y'all out there who wouldn't mind sharing! thanks...

High Functioning

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Career High Functioning Autistic

My son is almost 13 yrs old and was dx with pdd-nos (now high functioning autism) .Hes in a private regular middle school and doing good. He also has auditory processing ds so very slow in math but Science and art is his strength. Math he s not at grade level and i don't expect him to be. Hes friendly and has many friends but does have social deficits specially when he meets a new person... I was wondering what are his career options based on his strength and how can I start prepping him at this age?