Understanding Asperger High Schoolers
First , it’s very important to understand the terminology used within the Autism Spectrum. Some people are steeped in the Autism/Asperger world and may already understand these things. Others may have a newly diagnosed child and this may be brand new. Here is a list of terms parents would do well to become familiar with: Glossary of Terms.
Now that we have that out of the way, I have been an Aspie all my life. Even though I have learned to mask much of my Aspie behavior, I am still an Aspie and I always will be. I have a 14 year old son who is also an Aspie. Although he was diagnosed at an early age with ADHD it was quite a few years later before he was diagnosed with Aspergers. My point is that I have been on both sides of that Aspie wall. I have been the misunderstood, misinterpreted, misjudged kid. And I have misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misjudged MY kid.
Click through for more information about Common Asperger behaviors and the feelings associated with them.