One of our moms showed up at our meeting this month with this book.
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I personally thought this was a genius idea. What a great first step to self-awareness and better understanding of how his brain works!
Her son was able to recognize his strengths and challenges in this book. There were also some opportunities for them to discuss challenges he didn't know he had. The experience was a positive one for this family. All conversations were kept upbeat.
This mom's original purpose for this project was to gather information about her son to share with his new teacher this upcoming school year. She plans to give the teacher a copy of the book with their notes in it, so that it will be personalized for her son. Hopefully, the teacher will read it. If not, at least the resource has been made available.
Of course, this would only work if your child is aware of their Aspergers diagnosis. We will definitely write a future post on telling your child about their diagnosis for those of you who are interested. It is a controversial topic that each family must decide for themselves.
For now, I will leave you with information from other blog authors that I found today.
Telling your child they have AS:
My Aspergers Child
Prospering with Aspergers
Raising A Child With Aspergers Syndrome