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Musckokamommy

:angel: with many hugs. Your son is similar to mine with how he is intereacting in the neighborhood. Minus the throwing up part. That must be very upsetting to have happen. The anxiety you are experiencing is very comparable to what I too, am coping with at our household. The anxiety and frustration of the other 'judgemental mom's' that do not understand nor comprehend what SD/ADHD or special needs is, can be so overwhelming. Especially when one has bluntly expressed to that particular parent what the description is, or what the boundaries are with ones child is, and why the child must have parental supervision at [I]all[/I] times. Strangely enough, those parents or certain mom's, are either arogant, stubborn, or ignorant, or refuse to comply to what we, the moms of children with SD/ADHD/special needs children recommend and request. Unfortunately, when they do not do as requested, there are severe consequences to pay. And, it is not as we have forewarned them. 'Hello people?'!! :dizzy: ugh!!!

My heart goes out to you with what you went through last night. That would have been very upsetting. It is something that I've been through before in a similar situation, only to a various degree with another mom not complying and child not listening to me. They still, to this day, refuse to believe he has any issues- yet the son tattles to his mother 'Jake was in the principals office for being naughty today.'- Right in front of me. And then the mom glares at me and walks away as if I am a terrible mom, though she refuses to understand he has these issues, and will not try to 'hear' Jake's side of the story, and usually half the time when he is in the principals office it is because he is there because the special needs teacher has put him there for a pow-wow session between her and the principal to discuss 'his issues together with him' and his behaviors in the classroom or at recess. GRRR! That was how things were last year- he has been much better this year.

Hang in there Musckako. You know there are other moms who do understand what it is like being in your shoes. It is a shame we all can't find other moms in our areas that we can confide in. That would be a huge bonus. In my area there is a special needs support group- ONLY there are no other moms with children of ADHD children. So, I am out of luck. That totally stinks. Check with your school or AEA (area educational association) to see if they can recommend a support group in the area.

Take care.

Coffeegirl
I copied this from a site that I found. It may be helpful to you.

Asperger's Syndrome

Symptoms


There are many possible symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome. Your child may have mild to severe symptoms or have a few or many of these symptoms. Because of the wide variety of symptoms, no two children with Asperger's are alike.

Symptoms during childhood

Parents often first notice the symptoms of Asperger's syndrome when their child starts preschool and begins to interact with other children. Children with Asperger's syndrome may:

Not pick up on social cues and lack inborn social skills, such as being able to read others' body language, start or maintain a conversation, and take turns talking.
Dislike any changes in routines.
May appear to lack empathy.
Be unable to recognize subtle differences in speech tone, pitch, and accent that alter the meaning of others’ speech. Thus, your child may not understand a joke or may take a sarcastic comment literally. Likewise, his or her speech may be flat and difficult to understand because it lacks tone, pitch, and accent.
Have a formal style of speaking that is advanced for his or her age. For example, the child may use the term “beckon” instead of “call,” or “return” instead of “come back.”
Avoid eye contact.
Have unusual facial expressions or postures.
Be preoccupied with one or only few interests, which he or she may be very knowledgeable about. Many children with Asperger's syndrome are overly interested in parts of a whole or in unusual activities, such as doing intricate jigsaw puzzles, designing houses, drawing highly detailed scenes, or astronomy.2
Talk a lot, usually about a favorite subject. One-sided conversations are common. Internal thoughts are often verbalized.
Have delayed motor development. Your child may be late in learning to use a fork or spoon, ride a bike, or catch a ball. He or she may have an awkward walk. Handwriting is often poor.
May have heightened sensitivity and get overstimulated by loud noises, lights, or strong tastes or textures. For more information about these symptoms, see sensory integration dysfunction.
Have advanced rote memorization and math skills. Your child may be able to memorize dates, formulas, and phone numbers in unusually accurate detail.





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