It has been a while since I posted. Sorry for the delay. I believe there is a saying that goes something like this, "Life is what happens while you are making plans", which strongly applies to me. Not sure where to start so let first throw out something random. My aspie had surgery (unrelated to Aspergers) and had a difficult time dealing with the pain of the surgery and the recovery. People do not realize that many aspie kids have heightened senses--hearing, smelling, tasting, touch. So naturally pain is amplified as well. What may seem like a minor scrape to you and me is a pulsating terrifying pain to an Aspie. Now imagine trying to recover from the pain of a fairly major surgery with the pain amplified 10x. I am happy to report that after 2 long weeks of tears, anguish, and suffering my Aspie has recovered and is doing better than before the surgery.
As for schooling, I still deal with the nuances of the administration on my back. However, I finally accomplished getting my Aspie officially recognized as a special education student. Along with this came a wonderful surprise. After completing numerous tests for intelligence, my Aspie scored off the charts and is now being considered for the gifted program.