Facebook Pixel

Comment Reply

EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

"Also, smile as you read this because it is meant to be a funny stereotype and most people need fun moment when they lighten up and enjoy the silliness and irony in life."

*Sigh* Being an Aspie (quick, bring on the pitchforks & torches), I fail to see the humour in this. It sounds terribly sad. I have no doubt that there may be some grandparents like this, but to treat a child in this way isn't "Aspie"- it's something else altogether (I'm not sure what).

I appreciate this attempt at humour, and it would be funny if, unfortunately, it wasn't for the fact that many people will probably believe with great certainty that what you have described is, indeed, what it means to be an Asperger grandparent or parent.

Then I read all the comments to this article. I've no doubt that many children growing up with AS parents had a desperately hard time (the same could be said for quite a few children of NT parents). This is truly tragic. All children should grow up with lots of love.

I truly wish to help educate people about what being a woman living with Aspergers is like. Males & females with Aspergers present very differently. (Depending on the percentages & ratios used, there are at least 5 million girls & women worldwide living with AS.)

July 20, 2010 - 5:18am


Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy