About Little Man and his Family

I am a Mom I currently have one son who is 7years old and in the 2nd grade. My son is ADHD and has a High Functioning Autism. Everything I thought I knew about parenting flew out the window that day my son was born…….. My husband and I have been wanting to foster adopt for a few years now so this year we are planning on starting the process. We really want  another little boy around the age of 5 and our son is really excited. Since we told him the plan last year he has been asking “When am I going to get my brother?” I am also currently looking into how to start a Charter School for Autistic Children in my area.

“Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.”
― Paul Collins

“Autism, is part of my child, it’s not everything he is. My child is so much more than a diagnosis.”
― Sandra L Westendorf-Coelho, The World According to August – One Good Friend

“I know of nobody who is purely autistic, or purely neurotypical. Even God has some autistic moments, which is why the planets spin.”
― Jerry Newport, Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

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4 thoughts on “About Little Man and his Family

  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I’ve been unofficially diagnosed with Asperger’s and can’t find anybody to to an official diagnosis on a 34 year old. That and the fact that I’m so independent. It would make sense espeically since modern medicines don’t work on me. If my wife understood that she wouldn’t have left me. The mental health system only diagnoses Mood Disorders, not developmental personality disorders that may or may not require modern medicines (which I’m against because I don’t want to feed the System). I dont know if Autism Treatment Center diagnoses Aspberger’s as well but it costs $1500 and I don’t think they take insurance. Anyway, happy new year and nice meeting you.
    Take care,
    Erwin

    • From what I have read up on it is harder to diagnose an adult anyway because they have built up tolerances and adapted. But I suggest checking out books on the disorder in the library and do research. It is better to be educated on it. With you being an adult there may not even be a need for diagnosis. Just seeing a therapist and educating yourself is all you may need to do unless you can get benefits in your state for it. Otherwise I wouldn’t spend that kind of money. I only had my son diagnosed so that he could get help in school. A website I just found because it was mentioned in the newspaper and I saw it on Twitter might be a good resource for you its called wrongplanet.net its an online resource and community for Autism and Asperger’s.

  2. Thank you for following my blog. There is a facebook support group atop the blog that I oversee. Your boy is precious. My son was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 5 (9 years ago). 🙂 Sam

  3. Better late then never I always say so…..here I am thank you for stopping by and taking the time to follow my blog. I am looking forward to reading your journey with your son.

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