byrthebb (byrthebb) wrote in asd_families,

Introduction and questions

Hi. I'm new here (obviously). I a 55 year old mother of a son who I strongly believe has asperger's syndrome. He is 26 years old and still lives at home with me. He has a sister who is 15 months younger than him. She has been "out of the nest" for about 6 or 7 years and married for 4 years.

My husband and I both suspected for many years that something was wrong. After we saw Rain Man we kept saying that it reminded us a lot of our son.

We didn't know about Asperger's though. My husband passed away in 1999.

Anyway- I'm rambling. My question is: How do I go about getting my son tested? I don't think my son even knows he has it or may have it. How do I approach him about getting tested?
He's very intelligent (he was the valedictorian at his high school graduation) but seems to lack "common sense" about some things. He's not too good mechanically. Also (as I have heard/ read) his social skills aren't the greatest.

We live in Dayton, Ohio if that helps any.

Who do I/we see? How do I go about all this? Many thanks.
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