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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 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 child with Asperger's lives alone.
What to look for when your independent adult child 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 child 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
What public services are available for Asperger's adults in the USA after they complete High School and enter the work force?
What public services are available for Asperger's adults in the USA after they complete High School and enter the work force? Adults with Asperger's Syndrome are often blind-sided when they finish school and prepare to enter the work force. The support they found so readily available during their school years disappears upon adulthood, leaving them vulnerable and often misunderstood. Educators are trained to work with children on the Autism spectrum. Private businesses have knowledge of the legal rights of employees with disabilities, but may know very little about how Asperger's Syndrome affects an employee's life and job performance. . . . keep reading
What other steps, besides an advocate, can we take to assure that our adult son who is in a residential care facility receives everything he needs once his mother and I pass away?
What other steps, besides an advocate, can we take to assure that our adult son who is in a residential care facility receives everything he needs once his mother and I pass away? Parents of older children with Autism are faced with major decisions and plans for the child's future. Many parents lament the time when their children with Autism will be left alone in this world to fend for themselves. Parents try to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted children who grow up to become successful and independent adults. Most of the time, it works. However, you can never be sure of this future for a child with Autism. Depending on the level of functional ability, the parents of children with Autism must take extra steps to assure their children are taken care of after they pass away. . . . keep reading
What kinds of resources are available for adult with Asperger's who cannot function on their own and there is no one around to assist them?
What kinds of resources are available for adult with Asperger's who cannot function on their own and there is no one around to assist them? Some people with Asperger's Syndrome have a very difficult time coping with independent living. The lack of social skills, coping skills, daily living skills, and basic organizational skills can cause all sorts of problems. All of these skills are necessary for anyone seeking to live independently. Without these skills, something as simple as remembering when and how often to take your medication becomes a major stumbling block. It can be very confusing since most people with Asperger's Syndrome are highly intelligent. However, without full understanding of these skills, even the smartest individual will face struggles on a daily basis. . . . keep reading
How do older (20 - 35 age) get help?
How do older (20 - 35 age) get help? It is never too late to get help for someone with Aspergers. There is an abundance of forms of assistance that can help ease the lives of those with Aspergers. Follow these tips to make sure that that the adult with Aspergers gets help. . . . keep reading
As an adult living on the spectrum, with IQ's over 70, qualify for no funding or supports, no home options, vocational training, etc. Bound to be forgotten by the system what can I do?
As an adult living on the spectrum, with IQ's over 70, qualify for no funding or supports, no home options, vocational training, etc. Bound to be forgotten by the system what can I do? This situation must be frustrating for you. Your IQ is too high for you to qualify for any services and funds so you are left to try to find options to get the support you need. Do not be discouraged because there are many other adults with Aspergers who are in the same situations. The great thing is that your higher IQ can help you to get forms of financial assistance that you may not have been able to qualify for previously. . . . keep reading
At 22 she has never kept a job for more than a week. Her migraines and panic are debilitating. Her SID is severe and is unable to eat most things.
At 22 she has never kept a job for more than a week. Her migraines and panic are debilitating. Her SID is severe and is unable to eat most things. These are all common symptoms and situations that those with Aspergers face on a daily basis. It is very important that those that they come in contact with understand Aspergers and how people are affected by it. Educating her employers is a great way to improve her career situation. There is also help for her Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID). . . . keep reading
How do you get a young adult with Asperger's to understand the importance of getting along with others?
How do you get a young adult with Asperger's to understand the importance of getting along with others? Social skills ability affects many areas of life. It is the basis of how we relate to and with other people. Social skills and social communication are difficult for the Asperger's young adult, but terribly important. His ability to get along well with others will set the precedence for his success. Parents are faced with the task of teaching the child with Asperger's how to integrate in a world he has trouble understanding. . . . keep reading
Aspergers as a young adult in their twenties. How to help your child move on and take responsibility for their life?
Aspergers as a young adult in their twenties.  How to help your child move on and take responsibility for their life? Taking responsibility for their life and actions can be difficult for a person with Asperger's. Young adults may feel the pressure to move on, resulting in stress, frustration, and anxiety. This pressure can be paralyzing. At the same time, parents are equally anxious. They want nothing more than to see their child become a successful, independent member of the community. . . . keep reading
Aspergers Adults - What can you tell me about Aspergers and Guardianship?
Aspergers Adults - What can you tell me about Aspergers and Guardianship? Sometimes parents have to continue to make important life decisions for their adult children. Medical disabilities, emotional or mental disabilities, and developmental disabilities are all valid reasons for continue parental involvement. Guardianship does not seem to be common for families living with Aspergers Syndrome. It is much more common in families of adult children on the lower functioning end of the Autism spectrum. . . . 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
Aspergers Adults - Do adults with Aspergers marry and if they do, do they make a success of it?
Aspergers Adults - 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
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