My life in the Aspergers lane. Chaz, my 10 year old was diagnosed with Aspergers when he was 5 years old. It explained a lot but I have so much more to learn to help my son. Seeking answers and documenting my journey here. Be the sunshine for your child when they come home with dark clouds hanging over them. Be the rainbow that brings hope by speaking up for them.
"Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5
*Encouragement is the best medicine to give someone. If I were to pick any gift to have in helping others, that would be the one*
This is something you'll see regularly of Chaz (on right). He's touching all the time. As soon as he wakes up in the morning actually. He can get the other kids upset in two seconds flat because he'll follow them around and be touching them all the time. His siblings are used to it but when he does it to his church friends, they don't have the patience for it. They don't understand him and they just tend to stay away. Chaz has perfect speech and doesn't talk different from other kids. He is higher on the spectrum. This is what really comes out is the touching stuff. Also, Chaz acts much younger for his age at times. Sometimes he's my 9 year old boy and other times he's more like a 4 year old. When he gets upset especially. I try so much to have grace. You know what I mean? You want to realize they are different but then you want to treat them the same as the other kids. Hold them to the same standard to one sense but then I have to have more grace on him than I would my other kids. It seems like such a fine balance at times. When is he being "Aspergers" and when is he being "defiant?" That's something I struggle with daily. Even this morning, within one minute of waking up, Chaz was going around harrassing his siblings and the kids were already crying and upset. I had to make him lay back down for awhile and since he got back up, he's acting more calm. Not that he slept when he was in timeout but just helping him to relax a little.
I included two books I thought might help that I want to order myself. One is for older kids especially. The second is called "Me, Myself, and My Brother With Aspergers."