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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Des, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Des

    Des New Member

    Apr 14, 2019
    My name is Desolee and I am the mother of twin Aspergers boys. I am constantly searching now for answers to help the younger of my twin boys. His name is Nathan and since the loss of his brother in a work place accident about 7 years ago his struggle with anxiety and control of his emotions is becoming very difficult. He has a young daughter who is 18 months old and he is currently in his first year of university doing his Bachelor of Nursing. He has worked so hard to achieve this goal and although he won't believe in himself, he is very smart (scoring a 6.3 GPA on his University preparation course). He wants so much to make a good life for his daughter , and show her that it is only through hard work that you achieve! I am so proud of him.

    He does however have a very hard time controlling his emotions and fights the anxiety beast every single day. I have read some articles on using Cannabis oil to help but not sure if it is legal in Australia as yet and also the cost is a worry. My son is on a single parent pension and I am struggling to help him as much as I can with his university costs.

    I am not looking for a handout, please understand that. We stand on our own two feet and manage! I am looking to see if there is any information about legalities of this treatment and ways to manage the cost if he was to be prescribed this kind of medication.

    Are there any studies being done in Australia that he could get on board with? I am so proud of the man he has become but know enough about Aspergers to understand that his fight is real. He is one of the most compassionate people I have ever known and his heart gets him in trouble some times as he is just too caring about other people and their problems.

    His father is also diagnosed and went through a period of self destruction that almost destroyed our family. I don't want to see Nathan have that happen to him. My husband was diagnosed after we learned about Aspergers and he was diagnosed by Tony Attwood. My son is the only one of the family still in contact with his father.

    If anyone has any information that might help me to help my boy, please let me know. Thanks!
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  2. tree

    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

    Jun 29, 2013
  3. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    Welcome to Autism Forums!
  4. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

    Apr 5, 2014
    Hi Desolee :)

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  5. Major Tom

    Major Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Dec 3, 2017
    Welcome to the forums! I don't know much about Australia, but maybe others here do! Good luck!
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  6. Isadoorian

    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

    May 16, 2018
    Welcome to the Forums! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process! :)