My Wednesday morning face….

I am a 35 year old woman. I am the wife of an amazing man, who keeps me sane.  I am the mother to a combined family of 6 children; 3 boys, 3 girls; ages 18 years to 4 years.  Three boys, three girls. My Aspie Son is my firstborn and the third in the chronological line up. He is 15 and is on the PDD spectrum. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in April 2006.  I often talk too much and give too many analogies as I struggle to equip all my children and particularly my Aspie Son with the tools they need for life.


14 Responses to About

  1. Margaret says:

    Hello Rachel!

    I just checked in here for the first time. Wow! You are an amazing writer AND an amazing mom!

    Keep up the great work!

    Margaret I.

  2. Hello Rachel,

    I would like to interview you for a major story we are preparing on bullying and the child with special needs. We are a non-profit group that works with families. Your story is quite compelling. Would you let me know if an interview is a possibility? Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

  3. ieptutorial says:

    Hi! I found your blog as I was looking for graphics to use for my IEP tutorials for a graduate class.

    I’ve bookmarked and have plans to read more when the semester is over, but I’m the mom of a 15 year old son who is also dx’ed with Asperger’s. He inspires me every day, especially in my own educational journey.

    Glad to find you!

    • aspergersmom says:

      Thank you! Glad to have you stop by! Being a mom of an aspie and an student must make for interesting days! I am looking forward to checking out your blog.

  4. Thank you Rachel! I’m glad to know that I’m not alone. My son has Aspergers too and I am so glad to get connected with others who understand. Looking forward to following you.

  5. Sangelia says:

    I’m looking for a average milestone timeline for kids with aspergers.
    as when they are able to do certain things for themselves.
    like bathing, getting their own meals, etc……..
    anyone who knows of a website with such things?
    my kid is a aspie, like me. but since my mother passed on many years ago. I have no way of comparing with her. same goes for her dad’s mom.
    Firestorck at excite dot com

    • Tony says:

      Hi Sangelia,
      I wish I had found this website before, and have met all this wonderful people and their stories.
      I have a similar situation here, me and my son, and I’m finding it hard to give him guidance and help him because I feel I am kinda the same. I don’t know how to motivate him to attend the social aspects of life so he doesn’t get affected in the future…..
      Hard to explain right now, I get emotional…… I will get back here later.
      Looking forward to hear back from you.

  6. Sarah Lovell says:

    RACHEL – YOU ROCK! I loved your tips for summer! Best thoughts and blessings to you and your family! I have a son who has Asperger’s Syndrome and summer, indeed, is a mix of challenge and joy!

    • aspergersmom says:

      Thank you! I love how you describe summer – it truly is a mix of challenge and joy! Enjoy your summer!

  7. Jan says:

    I have really been encouraged by your blog. Would you please contact me? I have a very special request. Thank you.

  8. Megan says:

    I’ve just read a few of your entries but i find your tools inspiring- letting go and living in the moment. I have a very high functioning aspie who often slips through the cracks.
    At 3 1/2 I am amazed at how charming he can be for others. I am on the fence about another child. He is wonderful yet sucks a lot of oxygen from the family. We are in a good place that i want to enjoy but i wonder if i’m doing him a disservice by not having siblings. On a side note, we’ve been doing aba with amazing rests for 6mo.

    • aspergersmom says:

      Thank you very much! I am glad you found a system that is working for you. My experience has been that having siblings with my Aspie Son is mostly a blessing. They model behaviors and empathy for him and push him to become the best version of himself – especially his younger sisters. They also keep me from focusing too intently on my Aspie Son, giving him room to grow on his own a little. It is also very challenging because there are more demands on my time, energy, etc. I hope you continue to find success raising your son and family!!

  9. Hi Rachel! My name is Cameron Von St. James and I had a quick question for you! I was wondering if you could email me at your earliest convenience at cvonstjames AT gmail DOT com 🙂 I greatly appreciate your time!!

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