It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Autism Spectrum Message Board

Help me help my son!!

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2010, 06:09 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
secure331 HB User
Smile Help me help my son!!

This is my first time on this site and I'm a bit over anxious. My son is 14 years old but acts younger. He says he wants friends but dosen't stay motivated enough with them or loses interest. My son watches too much t.v. , video games etc and we fight too much over it. My son has trouble with social cues and things are not always clear to him. He also has trouble with the word NO. He wants to be the class clown but he's more annoying to others than getting a laugh. Although he was not diagnosed with Autisim, I feel that he is on the spectrum. I am looking for a behavior therapist/ pediatric or adolescent psychologist or someone who can help me address these problems. I am married but my husband and I are not on the same page. I live in Queens, New York.
Any referrals or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-22-2010, 02:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 228
Mira11 HB User
Re: Help me help my son!!

hi - i would suggest calling the closest university hospital and ask for the department of psychiatry and then ask them for a referral for an adolescent therapist for a teen with asperger's type symptoms.

or, ask your pediatrician's office for a referral.

you could also do some searching on the internet for asperger's support groups in your area and contact the president/s of some groups. often this can lead to a lot of ideas.

Old 04-24-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 4
jntt1 HB User
Re: Help me help my son!!

call nyu; they have a department that deals with children with emotional issues and can
put you in touch with the right people

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:32 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!