Category Archives: Autism/Asperger

Asperger Son’s First Friend Completely Freaks Me Out

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My husband and I decided to throw our son his first birthday party at age 5 — the first official birthday party we’d thrown for him, not because we didn’t want to, but because it’s the first time that he really got it. See, a year prior, he was diagnosed with “Aspergers with Hyperlexia”, which […]

A Mother’s Heartbreak over Aspergers Son’s Challenges

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I sat that cold January afternoon by the diving board watching our coats. Mark, his sister Grace and his little brother Vic were at the other end of the high school pool holding on to the side. My husband, Marty, was with them on this scouting party. A line of nine-year-old boys waited to jump […]