Hello, I'm very sorry to hear about that. I'm 20 years-old and I have been diagnosed with Asperger's a few years back. I really feel bad for your daughter, as I too know what's it like to go through that. I have been bullied pretty much everyday throughout Elementary to High School. I felt so bad, I was even at the verge of totally giving up. Kids can be really cruel, and it makes me sick seeing how they torture others with their insults, etc.
I too didn't have any friends, and the bullies got so bad, my parents enrolled me in Special Education classes, in my school district. Which those classes, believe it or not, actually boosted my confidence. There was hardly any bullies, and the teachers were very supporting and caring. I'm not saying this is the best solution to her problems, as this is up for you to decide together. I just thought I would suggest it, since it helped me.
Maybe, if there are any groups in your area for people with Asperger's, you could enroll her in them. I was told, it would help me being around others who have the same condition to chat and make friends. I see you are in PA. Is that right? I too live in PA, and I noticed there are a few support groups around (I've been looking for ones closer to where I live, but so far I found these. Maybe they're closer to you:
ASCEND is a community of people in the Greater Philadelphia area who are concerned about the many ways that Asperger Syndrome (AS) and other autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect children and adults and their families in the home, at school and in every area of their lives.
Autism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
1036 Nash Ave. Lansdale, Pa 19446
Info Line: 610-358-5256
I hope this information is helpful to you. Please feel free to ask me any questions and I will gladly respond as soon as possible. I wish you and your daughter the best of luck.
thank you for your concern but i dont drive so philly would be to far and my husband works so i wouldnt be able to get down there but thanks anyway terri
You're very welcome! :)
I'm sorry, I didn't realize you don't drive. There is another option for Asperger's Support groups, as there are a lot of online ones. Some examples are:
OASIS @ MAAP- The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support Center: http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/
This web site provides articles, educational resources, links to local, national and international support groups, sources of professional help, lists of camps and schools, conference information, recommended reading, and moderated support message boards. The web site resources are an addition to the annual conference, newsletter email and phone support provided by MAAP Services. We strongly believe that all individuals faced with autism spectrum challenges have the right to and deserve, appropriate education, inclusion, support, and understanding so they and their families may enjoy the highest possible quality of life.
Autism Online Support Group: http://www.mdjunction.com/autism
A community of family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Autism, together.
Some more helpful links can be found at:
I hope this information will be of better help to you. If you have any questions, please let me know, and I will gladly respond as soon as possible. Good Luck! :)
thank you sooo much i hope this helps us out alot we need the support on how to deal with this
You're very welcome! I hope it helps. Good Luck! :)