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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

When Should You Tell a Child They Have Asperger's?

Read an excellent article by John Robison called:


When Should You Tell a Child They Have Asperger's?



When did you tell your child?  If you haven't, when do you think you will?  Would love your thoughts on this article.

2 comments:

aspergersmom said...

Daniel was 8 when we got his diagnosis. He was already very frustrated and discouraged. He was constantly confronted with being different. From the beginning we told him he had a special brain that came with special strengths and struggles. Eventually, his younger brother was asking what exactly Daniel had. Telling Robert that Daniel had Asperger's made Robert more compassionate but required us to introduce that word into the conversation. Slowly we replaced "Special Brain" with "Aspergers". Now both are a part of our dialog. Daniel turned 13 last Saturday and I think we have been saying it for about 2 years now.

aspergersmom said...

Daniel was 8 when we got his diagnosis. He was already very frustrated and discouraged. He was constantly confronted with being different. From the beginning we told him he had a special brain that came with special strengths and struggles. Eventually, his younger brother was asking what exactly Daniel had. Telling Robert that Daniel had Asperger's made Robert more compassionate but required us to introduce that word into the conversation. Slowly we replaced "Special Brain" with "Aspergers". Now both are a part of our dialog. Daniel turned 13 last Saturday and I think we have been saying it for about 2 years now.

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