Help for parents of an adult with Asperger's.
July 6, 2012 4:22 AM Subscribe
Need help finding resources for parents of adult children with Asperger's.
posted by sonika to Human Relations (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My aunt has come to me looking for her help with her adult (27yo) son who undoubtedly has Asperger's Syndrome, though it was never formally diagnosed when he was a child.
She's specifically looking for help from a parenting perspective as she's totally at a loss trying to make decisions about how much she should be helping him (emotionally, financially) at this point while he's struggling to maintain his independence and simultaneously pushing her away. [Note: he lives on his own -but is not financially stable at the moment.]
Most of the information she's found online is targeted towards parents of young children, which isn't very helpful at this point. Note: none of the parties involved live in the US. My aunt is in France, her son is in Germany. Online resources are great as are any books, articles, etc.