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Peer-Rejection, Ridicule and Bullying: Help For Aspergers Children

Though they want to be accepted by their friends, Aspergers children tend to be very hurt and frustrated by their lack of social competency. Their inability to “connect" to others is made worse by the negative feedback that Aspergers children receive from their painful social interactions (e.g., bullying, teasing, rejection, etc.).

The worse they perform socially, the more negative feedback they get from peers, so the worse they feel and perform. Due to this consistent negative social feedback, many Aspergers children and teens feel depressed, anxious and angry, which just compounds their social difficulties by further paralyzing them in social situations.

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Anonymous said...

I find your site very informative and excellent information about ASD HFA. And your knowledge of ASD is amazing..

In Australia we dont have anything like this other than Tony Attwood who is in Queensland who mainly does conferences.

I find your information that you provide. most valuable.

I stumbled accross your site by accident.

Anonymous said...

Your advise and encouragement is priceless.

Anonymous said...

I am going to get your book. I have spent the last year emailing, searching, emailing, beggiing, searching, etc. You get the picture. All to get information as I want to start a social group for teens in my area. But I did not want to start it until I had information on what to address, how to set it up, plans for each and every get-together. Yes we can do crafts, yes we can do outings, but without a goal and plan for each thing and what we plan to accomplish from it, I felt it pointless.

I now have some financial backing to start this, and hopefully can use your book to plan sessions and predict outcomes and set goals. I am hoping it will be fun and rewarding for all. We are a rural area, so wil be pulling from a lot of small towns, though no shortage of students. Hopefully I can ask some questions of you if you don't mind.

For instance I was told that modeling correct behavior is fine but you should never let the kids model both correct and incorrect behavior. I am challenged by this as our kids often find humor in improper behavior and could learn a lot from it, I think. These are teens and many quite bright, I do not think modeling both proper and improper behavior will confuse them, but I do think it could help drive a lesson home and offer humor and entertainment along the way.
Thank you again, you have given me someplace to start at least.

My child has been rejected by his peers, ridiculed and bullied !!!

Social rejection has devastating effects in many areas of functioning. Because the ASD child tends to internalize how others treat him, rejection damages self-esteem and often causes anxiety and depression. As the child feels worse about himself and becomes more anxious and depressed – he performs worse, socially and intellectually.

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How to Prevent Meltdowns in Children on the Spectrum

Meltdowns are not a pretty sight. They are somewhat like overblown temper tantrums, but unlike tantrums, meltdowns can last anywhere from ten minutes to over an hour. When it starts, the Asperger's or HFA child is totally out-of-control. When it ends, both you and your child are totally exhausted. But... don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet. At the least provocation, for the remainder of that day -- and sometimes into the next - the meltdown can return in full force.

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Parenting Defiant Teens on the Spectrum

Although Aspergers [high-functioning autism] is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, the challenges parents face when disciplining a teenager on the spectrum are more difficult than they would be with an average teen. Complicated by defiant behavior, the teen is at risk for even greater difficulties on multiple levels – unless the parents’ disciplinary techniques are tailored to their child's special needs.

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Older Teens and Young Adult Children with ASD Still Living At Home

Your older teenager or young “adult child” isn’t sure what to do, and he is asking you for money every few days. How do you cut the purse strings and teach him to be independent? Parents of teens with ASD face many problems that other parents do not. Time is running out for teaching their adolescent how to become an independent adult. As one mother put it, "There's so little time, yet so much left to do."

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Parenting Children and Teens with High-Functioning Autism

Two traits often found in kids with High-Functioning Autism are “mind-blindness” (i.e., the inability to predict the beliefs and intentions of others) and “alexithymia” (i.e., the inability to identify and interpret emotional signals in others). These two traits reduce the youngster’s ability to empathize with peers. As a result, he or she may be perceived by adults and other children as selfish, insensitive and uncaring.

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Highly Effective Research-Based Parenting Strategies for Children with Asperger's and HFA

Become an expert in helping your child cope with his or her “out-of-control” emotions, inability to make and keep friends, stress, anger, thinking errors, and resistance to change.

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