This posting was submitted from a parent who wanted express the need for adults support groups and diagnosis. This item was emailed to this blog---AR
I am sure that EVERY parent that response to this would say that schools need to be aware of this and help our kids the right way with US included not pushed away or treated unfairly. We have the most problems when it comes to schools but also the SSI system. Almost every community has NO where to turn too for help or support. We as parents and our children need a place to go, have fun, socialize with our ill kids, and be accepted. We need help with funding and information in opening up a place like this. The higher functioning kids needs a place to also go to learn social skills.
Another big problem is it takes years for the right diagnoses. Where I live, we do not have very good doctors nor are there any kind of tests that are offered around here, they just diagnose these kids by way of questions on paper/form. Not only does the school not help but when you write to the state, they do not offer any help or concern if you even get a response back. These kids need and deserve a chance in life. Some of our most famous, richist, and smartest people have Aspergers, like Eisnstein, Lincoln, and recently, Bill Gates??? As the years has passed, it has gotten harder to go through life, let alone become someone that people look up too. I hope that in your efforts, things change on this spectrum for the better.
Good luck to you and all of us going through this.