It is not like you go to a restaurant, doctor’s office or a mall and order Asperger. There are all different views about where, how and why Asperger exists. When it does, it present at most a challenge for the family, individual, parents, and society. So of you might think that this is an off handed way of looking at the syndrome, but I have to make some light of it, because what I deal with everyday can stress you out.
Ever hear. “You hate me.” “Why did you adopt me?” “Why do you hate me?” “I am not part of this family.” Last year, my son came up to me and said “Why did you adopt me?” I was rather surprised by this but I inquired further asking him why he thought that. His response was “There is nobody in the family like me, so I must be adopted.” Well this just tore at my heart? How do you respond. I assured him that we did not adopt him, he was a great, intelligent child that was very astute to his surroundings. We looked at baby pictures from the hospital, but he still claimed that is one of his brother or sisters (who can blame him for thinking that, all babies could look alike)
Children that present with any Autism spectrum disorder must be showered with love, affection and a great deal of patience. My son often tells me that he does not feels that he belongs, why was he made different. Just recently, we tried to explain to him about Asperger (on the suggestion of our therapist). Do you know what his reaction was? “Why is it called Aspergers; Mom?” “It sounds like a burger with moldy cheese on it.”