Sunday, August 12, 2012

Grayson's Diagnosis

I just wanted to share some information about Grayson -- I figure if you're reading my blog, you must care enough about our family to know :) .  He has just been officially diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety Disorder with OCD tendencies and Sensory Processing Disorder.  Aspergers is on the high-functioning end of the Autism spectrum.  This diagnosis has given us a lot of answers as to why he acts the way he does, and we are getting him into some therapies soon.  There is no "cure" for Aspergers, and he'll have to deal with his challenges his whole life, but since we're getting him help early on, his prognosis is good.  If you'd like to read more about what Aspergers is, what it's like to be him, the specifics of his disorder, etc., I'm including a link to a fantastic website about those very things:

(go to this website and click on the blue links)

I hope this gives you a little more insight into what Grayson is going through, and that you will be patient with all of us as we help him with his challenges.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask!