Unfortunately there is no center close enough to Baltimore, Md to be of any help. Can you suggest any treatment center that would be in the Baltimore, Towson, Annapolis, area that specializes in Aspergers?View Thread
My 24 yr old grandson graduated with honors in Math from college. He has never been able to hold down a job for more than a week or two. It is too stressful. He doesn't seem to be able to answer the common sense questions usually asked during interviews like "what would you do if this situation arose?" He is being treated for panic attacks, anxiety and depression and is on medication with limited success. He lives at home but is rebellious when requested to do chores or contribute to the family responsibilities. He had a girlfriend in college, but it ended badly. He began the relationship as though it was a marriage ie asking her father permission to begin the relationship. When it ended he could no longer picture his future. He wants to see exactly what the results will be before he trys anything. Therefore he is afraid to pick a course of action that will lead to independence. He is still stuck where he was over 5 years ago when he began counseling. His parents and relatives waffle between trying to help him and giving up on him. He has been labeled lazy, arrogant, too good to work, etc. I would like to know if there is a series of questions to ask him to introduce the idea of Aspergers to him and his parents as a possibility. what do other people think of the description i have provided? Does it sound like Aspergers might be a diagnosis?View Thread
It's difficult because of his age, 24. He is using his anxiety and depression as an excuse to avoid looking for a job. I shared with him the web site describing the symptoms and he agreed that it sounded very familiar to him.
I'm hoping that he will bring it up in his counseling session. He has a particularly hard time responding to questions like "what would you do if this happened?"
His current therapist seems to be giving him goals to achieve and that is a good start.
He is very rebellious with adults. He wants his independence, but doesn't have a clue what steps to take to get there.
It is a good thing that your son was diagnosed at an early age and he can learn skills as he develops. You can provide the discipline and support that will help him bridge the difficult years.View Thread