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Old 06-23-2014, 12:52 PM
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My 21 year old daughter has recently moved back home, after doing poorly away at college, in spite of an SAT score of 2100. We now believe she has Asperger's. She is extremely anxious and socially awkward with new people, but is a lovely person, bright and funny. Her self esteem and motivation are pretty low at this point. We are looking for any resources that might help, support groups, doctors or specialists that work with young adults with Aspergers, etc. We live near UNCC. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:58 PM
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There are a few resources. You might start with the Autism Society of North Carolina (Mecklenburg). I don't know if I can put specific links up, but Google it. If any services are to be accessed, I'm thinking that a diagnosis of some kind will have to be made. Sometimes Asperger's has "precursor" diagnoses earlier in life as another developmental disorder (e.g. Autism). If so, a prior pediatric psychologist might suggest a path for you.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:23 PM
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Does she have Aspergers or is she socially anxious? I think the biggest diagnostic feature sometimes with high functioning folks on the spectrum is the inability to read social cues - not understanding sarcasm, having difficulty reading nonverbal communication, etc. Being anxious and socially awkward does not necessarily imply Autistic Spectrum. I would get a psychiatrist's diagnosis first and foremost and go from there. (Unless she's already been diagnosed - in that case I would do a search for support groups in Charlotte and see if there is one for aspergers/autistic spectrum... there has to be one). Good luck to your daughter!!!
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:24 AM
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Right - it could be social anxiety - a debilitating condition in it's own right. There is therapy and even medication that does wonders. I can attest from personal experience. I agree with Waxhawmom - get a diagnosis.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:10 PM
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Yes, get a diagnosis. Also, AsperKids is a great resource (asperkids.com). She's local, too. I got one of her books for my little brother (who has asperger's) and it helped him a lot. Good luck!
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