This month I am going to be doing a few posts about what it's like to raise a child with Aspergers. I'm going to try to get Joseph to give me his take on what it's like to have Aspergers. I might even try to get other family members involved to get their perspective on it. I've often been suprised and frustrated by the large amount of misinformation there is out there surrounding autism so I want to do my part to try to let people know what austism (specificaly Aspergers) is really like (for us anyway). (Thanks to momolouge for getting this party started.)
If you're new to my blog I would like to take a minute to introduce you to my own little Aspie.
This is Joseph and he has Aspergers. And yes, he really does have it. It's not just that I'm too stupid to understand how special and brilliant he really is. That's not to say that he isn't special and brilliant because he is. He's also kind, funny, sweet, tempermental, moody, rigid, loving, thoughtful, stubborn, generous, self-centered and million other things that I could spend all day listing. If you would like to learn a little more about how Aspergers affects Joseph you can read some of my older posts here.
I hope that people reading this blog who are unfamiliar with Aspergers might learn something new. I hope people who are reading this who are familiar with Aspergers might be able to laugh and say "Oh yeah, I've been there." Raising a child with Aspergers has it's own unique challenges but it also has some interesting rewards. I hope you'll stick around and read my humble little blog posts on the subject.
This is the face of Aspergers. Beautiful, no?