Aspies in the Teenage Years: What the Future Holds

"I would like to know what to expect from a high functioning autistic child in the teenage years. My son was diagnosed 2 years ago. I know they say that they can suffer from this and that, but what is the long-term goal, what can we expect, what not to expect?"

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3 comments:

  1. My "aspy" son is going through much of this already and it breaks my heart. I just want to fast-forward for him... but as they say.. what doesn't kill him will make him stronger... I am not sure that is truth.. but I am hoping it is...

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  2. My son is 9 and he is already experiencing some of these issues addressed in this article. Luckily, he does have a special interest and was blessed with musical talent. So far that has been a tremendous help socially. We have often wondered how he (we) will survive his teen years. I'd love to read a similar post relating to the tween years!

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  3. My son also has music as his obsession which has helped him have a group of musical friends. We thought this was great until drugs entered the picture. My 15 year old son is constantly offered drugs and tells me point blank. I now explain to his friends jake has aspergers and as such will do what they do and will get addicted(easily)! His friends still do drugs but will do it only when he is not around. I sometimes wish I could just tell these kids to get lost however almost all teenagers are experimenting so I want to keep the kids around that will want jake safe. I do get frustrated when I see these young kids with stoned red eyes is life that hard for our kids!

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