Help for Adults with Aspergers

As I am sure you know this website is exclusively for parents of children with Aspergers. However I know for a fact that many of the parents who contact me for help have children in their late teens and twenties. And also that all parents worry and speculate how their child will be when they grow up ...

 

So I have added this department to outline some of the issues, problems and solutions for adults with Aspergers. Many are very similar to those for children but obviously certain things do change for your child when they enter adulthood. So it's on these differences that this department will focus.

Will my aspie son get married and have kids? Straight a student, but goofy socially. Will my aspie son get married and have kids? Straight a student, but goofy socially.
Of course your son can get married and have kids someday…if he wants to that is! Many people with Asperger's get married and have children and live healthy normal lives with great relationships with their families so your son will be no different. Even if he is goofy socially he can still have success in the relationship department. He may need some help in a few areas but nothing to worry about with him. The following are tips that can help your son with his socially goofiness for relationships: keep reading

How can my son with Asperger's with employment opportunities? How can my son with Asperger's with employment opportunities?
Being prepared for the work environment it something that we all must consider at some time or another. It is important to be responsible and desirable when it comes to applying for different positions. Your son will want to do everything that he can to make sure that his skills are desired by employers. You can do the following to help your son with employment opportunities: keep reading

Will my child lead a "normal" life as an adult? Will my child lead a "normal" life as an adult?
Yes, your child can most definitely live a normal life as an adult. There are many people with Asperger's who are living normal, independent lives with success. The important thing to remember is that your child is an individual and cannot and should not be compared to anyone else. His or her differences are what makes your child special and you should do everything possible to get your child to see this. keep reading

What to look for when your independent adult with Asperger's lives alone. What to look for when your independent adult with Asperger's lives alone.
What a joy it can be for a child with Asperger's to finally be able to live on his or her own. It may be difficult for the parents to face the fact that they no longer must provide a great deal of guidance for their child but may want to still make sure that he or she is doing fine living alone. The following are things to look for when your adult with Asperger's lives alone: keep reading

What are the best career opportunities for those with Asperger's? What are the best career opportunities for those with Asperger's?
The future can be very promising for people with Asperger's. Career options cover a wide range due to the intelligence and special areas of interest exhibited by those with Asperger's. It really is amazing to think about the possibilities. Your child's obsessive interests over the years have no doubt produced a knowledge base that covers a vast list of career options. When you focus on your child's strengths in this way, those possibilities are practically endless. keep reading

Can you share some success stories of men and women who have Asperger's and live full beautiful lives? Can you share some success stories of men and women who have Asperger's and live full beautiful lives?
You do not have to search extensively to find great stories about people living with Asperger's. Success on the spectrum is alive and well and certainly attainable by all who are willing to live life to the fullest. There are books on the library and bookstore shelves telling incredible stories of children and adults with Asperger's through their eyes, or the eyes of their families. keep reading

Aspergers Adults - I would like more information for a newly diagnosed adult with Aspergers Aspergers Adults - I would like more information for a newly diagnosed adult with Aspergers
Because of ongoing awareness, people all over the world are beginning to learn about Autism spectrum conditions. Many people see friends and relatives within the list of symptoms. Some people will see themselves within the list of symptoms. Once it is realized that these characteristics and symptoms are connected, many adults will pursue and receive a formal diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome keep reading

Do adults with Aspergers marry and if they do, do they make a success of it? Do adults with Aspergers marry and if they do, do they make a success of it?
Upon learning of a child's diagnosis, many parents will wonder about the future of their child with Aspergers. Marry, children, college, and employment-is it possible? What is in store for the future? The answer to these questions obviously varies. Adults with Aspergers Syndrome have a wide range, or spectrum of symptoms. It is believed that people keep reading

Aspergers Adults - My 20 year old son with Asperger's is getting overly pushy and mouthy, but thinks it's funny.  What should I do? Aspergers Adults - My 20 year old son with Asperger's is getting overly pushy and mouthy, but thinks it's funny. What should I do?
It is common for teens and young adults with Asperger's Syndrome to exhibit the types of behaviors that you are experiencing. When you think about it, the rough-housing, loudness, and rough talk are pretty normal for teen boys. However, they usually grow out of these behaviors as they become young adults. keep reading

How can a parent help an adult with Asperger's function in today's world? How can a parent help an adult with Asperger's function in today's world?
The parents of adult Asperger's children are key to the successful independence of the child. The years of offering support and fighting for appropriate services and education pay off when they see the child has become an independent, contributing member of society. In cases of late childhood or teen diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, parents will find themselves learning about the condition along with the nearly grown child. keep reading

How to help your adult child with Asperger's find meaningful employment? How to help your adult child with Asperger's find meaningful employment?
As a parent of an adult with Asperger's, employment and independence are goals you have been anxiously awaiting. Due to the spectrum of possible strengths and challenges, you cannot be sure how your child will function in the adult world until that time arrives. The possibilities range from certifiably disabled to completely independent and individually functioning. Most young adults with Asperger's will fall somewhere in between or towards the top of the scale due to the basic nature of this condition. keep reading

I have an Adult son with Asperger's, any tips for life skills? I have an Adult son with Asperger's, any tips for life skills?
As a parent of an adult with Asperger's, employment and independence are goals you have been anxiously awaiting. Due to the spectrum of possible strengths and challenges, you cannot be sure how your child will function in the adult world until that time arrives. The possibilities range from certifiably disabled to completely independent and individually functioning. Most young adults with Asperger's will fall somewhere in between or towards the top of the scale due to the basic nature of this condition. keep reading

Can I expect my son with Aspergers to ever be able to negotiate the adult world with success?  He has so much trouble with social interaction.  He is so much younger socially than his peers, I cannot imagine him suddenly being able to sell himself in an interview, get a date, keep his mind on his job and gain some respect from co-workers. Can I expect my son with Aspergers to ever be able to negotiate the adult world with success? He has so much trouble with social interaction. He is so much younger socially than his peers, I cannot imagine him suddenly being able to sell himself in an interview, get a date, keep his mind on his job and gain some respect from co-workers.
Older teens and young adults with Asperger's Syndrome are usually capable of handling life in the real world. On most occasions, you can expect your son with Asperger's to make his way in the world as an independent adult. However, his ways may not be conventional, and the process may look a little different from that of the typical young adult. Most likely, he will learn to adapt and find a way to do most of the things his peers are doing. keep reading

Aspergers Adults - My son is an adult of 38 with Aspergers. How do you really communicate how hurtful the total lack of empathy is? If I say, "Why do you only ever contact me if you want something, you want me to drop everything and help you, but you can't give me your time". It just does not register Aspergers Adults - My son is an adult of 38 with Aspergers. How do you really communicate how hurtful the total lack of empathy is? If I say, "Why do you only ever contact me if you want something, you want me to drop everything and help you, but you can't give me your time". It just does not register
The ability to empathize with our friends and loved ones is an important personality trait. Without empathy, we struggle to remain intimate due to the feelings of disconnect, hurt, and insignificance. One of the most frustrating aspects of Aspergers Syndrome is the lack of empathy often displayed by children and adults with this condition. As difficult as it is, we have to remember that displaying empathy does not come naturally for people with Aspergers Syndrome and even lots of discussion is unlikely to improve the situation... keep reading

Aspergers Adults - What support groups are there for an adult male (26 years old) with Aspergers?  How do I find out where he can get help?  He has social anxiety, doesn't work and has no friends. Aspergers Adults - What support groups are there for an adult male (26 years old) with Aspergers? How do I find out where he can get help? He has social anxiety, doesn't work and has no friends.
There are several places you can look to find support for an adult with Asperger's Syndrome. Begin with finding treatment for his social anxiety. Speak with his physician about finding talk therapy for your son. Your son may respond to medication as well which could alleviate some of this social anxiety symptoms long enough to help him learn strategies to help him cope. There are good anti-anxiety medications out there that could help him in the short term to break through his social fears. If he can do this and he can begin to establish even one social relationship, he might gain confidence in his own abilities and begin to create more social outlets for himself keep reading

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