Hi Fairy, my son is on the Autistic Spectrum as well.
Yeh, I have a book by Tony Attwood called Aspergers Syndrome. Loads of information to help you understand and help your ds. Really informative. I bought mine on Amazon.
I have Asperger's Syndrome - guide for parents and teachers (?) by Tony Attwood and it is like a little bible that I dip in and out of. It also has questions in which I have revisited and re-scored a couple of times.
I have a son who is 3.7 years and has Aspergers. I've recently read a book called Aspergers Syndrome in Young Children - can't remember the author but it's published by Jessica Kingsley. It deals with children up to 5 years, so your ds will be past that stage by now, but you might recognise some of the developmental patterns they describe from when he was younger.
Fairy, how are you feeling? Obviously determined to get as much info as poss and get on with things. Remember we all know how it feels and we're here.
Look at the NAS website for their info sheets and publications and Jessica Kingsley.
I guess I always thought that ds was different, and now I have an explanation as why, as as far as we are concerned the situation can only improve now.
His school are extremley supportive, and they know that he is not a naughty boy, and that he is bright, clever and fun to be with. So I feel pretty positive on that front at the moment.
I guess I never thought I would be writing something in the Special Needs section, but its just a special club instead.
Sorry to be welcoming you to our club Fairy, but of course you are welcome. I've found MN to be the most supportive forum that I've been involved in. All these years and I've been to I don't know how many support groups, run one myself, have lots of friends with children with ASD but I just find it so much easier to say what I want here (I am a saddo!)
Hi fairy I found another excellent book "the Oasis guide to Asperger Syndrome" by Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby (Foreword by Tony Attwood) the authors are both mums of AS kids, I got it when dd was dx aged 7, it offers advice, support, insight and inspiration.
Thank you for your suggestions, I've ordered Asperger's Syndrome - guide for parents and professionals, so lets see what that can do.
I think the hardest thing for myself and dh is not to shout at ds when he is doing something daft etc, its very hard. It is also hard as our other ds who is 3 sees what the othet is doing and tries to copy, which is not very helpful, and how do you explain to a 3 year that his his brother is different and you can't get away with the same thing.