Asperger's Syndrome Requires that you Anticipate Everything!

February 18, 2007

Got a call from my girlfriend this morning, she needed us to go let her dogs out for a run about 11:00 am or so.

Of course Cameron was whiney about it, didn't want to go and was very vocal about it.

We couldn't not go just cause he didn't want to (the doggies gotta be able to do their thing) so I told him if he went and was good then we'd go ahead and take him to Wal-Mart and give him his allowance early so that he could get a light-saber he's been obsessing over.

So we went to Wal-Mart and he got his light saber. On the way out the door there was a young lady from Cameron's school who said very brightly "Hi Cameron!". Cameron looked at her and said "I don't know you!" and stalked away.

I didn't see or hear it happen but rather heard my husband and Cameron discussing it. I wished I had seen it though so that I could go to the girl and apologize to her for his behaviors and make sure she didn't take it personally that he spoke to her the way he did.

Oh it frustrates me to no end that he does stuff like this.

His reasoning? He doesn't know her. Even though she goes to his school and he sees her in the hall he doesn't know her so he justifies it as "she's a stranger mom".

So, I get frustrated, he gets frustrated and it's all downhill from there. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, has to be explained to him but I can't anticipate everything.

So then I feel guilty for being upset with him and for upsetting him and then everyone has hurt feelings. :(

Time for a new book!

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I'm so tickled that authors have been contacting me and asking me to review their new books for them!

For as much time as I spend researching Asperger's Syndrome this website should have thousands of pages but because my son has Asperger's Syndrome I find that the things I want to work on very often are not the things that I have to work on so I'm still not able to spend as much time on it as I'd like to.

As he heads into adulthood (he turned 18 on Dec 13 and yes I need to update some things at my website such as my home page that says he's 17) I'm finding that I have even less time on my hands as I spend more time trying to master the puzzle of how to help him transition into "life after high school".

That's where Autism Tomorrow: The Complete Guide To Help Your Child Thrive In The Real World comes in. It's a guide to help your kids after high school. You'll find parts of the book will be applicable and some won't depending on your child's current age. Although the title implies "Autism after high school" there is still quite a bit in there about what to do before your child hits "real life". But overall a helpful book.

Please contact me if you'd like to send a copy of your book to me for review. I would absolutely love it!

Fiction, Non-fiction, Auto-Biographies, Instructional books, etc. I'm interested in them all. :) And if you autograph it that would be SUPER cool! ;)