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About aspieparent18

I am the mother of a daughter who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at age 12 after years of working with teachers, physicians and finally a wonderful child therapist. I struggle. She struggles. No one understands. I hope this blog will offer encouragement and support for those who have an Aspie and information for those who support a parent with an Aspie.

‘Asperger Syndrome & Your Child’ an informative guide for parents

Today, there are a wide variety of books and other materials about Asperger Syndrome.  When my daughter was diagnosed six years ago, it didn’t seem like I could find anything; however, one of the books I came across was “Asperger … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome’

Are you considering homeschooling a child with Asperger Syndrome?  Are you having trouble finding just the right resources?  Lise Pyles has written “Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome:  Real Help for Parents Anywhere and On Any Budget.”  This small book … Continue reading

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Parenting outside the box

Everyone gives birth to a perfect child—even a child born on the Autism Spectrum.  I am the parent of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome.  As a result, I parent outside the box of normal.  I anticipate rather than react (or … Continue reading

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William Stillman’s “Everything Parent’s Guide” for help, hope and guidance

After many years of doctors and tests and useless theories and vague diagnoses, a therapist finally, after 15 minutes of just plain talk, knew it was Asperger’s Syndrome and suggested I start looking on the Internet for information about it. … Continue reading

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Ease the transition of back to school with these tips

For most parents, the anticipation of back to school begins when the summer dismissal bell rings at the end of the year.  For parents of children with special needs, summertime is the time to regroup and just the thought of … Continue reading

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My daughter has a boyfriend. Another new adventure…

As I look back over my daughter’s 18 years, I realize that there has never been a time I have had to console her over the loss of a friend, nor have I known her to ever cry over the … Continue reading

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Review of “aquamarine blue 5: Personal Stories of College Students with Autism”

Consider what would happen if you were in unfamiliar surroundings among strangers who understood more about the world they lived in than you do.  Think about living your entire life in a world that does not understand you.  Such is … Continue reading

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