Hi, I am your typical, wait, no, I am not your typical suburban housewife and mom of two.
I mean, I am a housewife and have two kids, but I am not typical.
I have Asperger’s Syndrome, and have a son with Asperger’s Syndrome. Hence, this website dedicated to helping people with Asperger’s Syndrome and the people who love them: )
The title of this site comes from the fact that I was voted the female, “Most Likely to Succeed,” by my high school classmates at the end of our senior year. It is an honor that I have been encouraged and humbled by, as I have tried to navigate life for the past 20+ post-high-school years.
I used this name for the site to encourage others touched by Asperger’s Syndrome, and because I find it ironic that had I been born now, instead of 40+ years ago, I would probably not have been voted into such a post, but would have been considered, “special” for other reasons.
I hope this site helps us all grow together, so that we all become successes in this life, and more importantly, in the life beyond.
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Oh wow, you’re an aspie too. I think it’s interesting how autism seems to run in families. My oldest brother is autistic and now my son has AS. =) blessings.
We learned that my husband was dyslexic when our son was diagnosed. Sounds like a similar journey. 🙂
Hey Heather, What an awesome blessing you must be to so many by doing this. I just now had a chance to look through this blog of your’s. You are an amazing lady and I just want to encourage you to keep up the good work. I am going to recommend this to my cousin as her daughter has aspergers. Her daughter is older now but maybe she’ll still find some encouragement in your posts. Love ya friend!
I was just thinking this last weekend about what a blessing you are to me, and to many others. Thanks for the encouragement, and I hope the blog is helpful to your cousin’s daughter.
Hi Heather! Thanks for your blog. I look forward to reading it and sharing it with my son. He is 9 and currently embarrassed to have Asperger’s. But I love him so much and hope that I can share with him the blessings that he has to offer. I hope you and your family are well!
Laurie (Olson) Roiger 🙂
I hope it is encouraging for him! I had not realized that your son was the same age as mine. Maybe they will be able to encourage each other in the future!
Well, I guess then I will offend them, too. I am self-diagnosed as well by using a quiz that Newsweek posted several years ago! That is so funny that people would be upset about self-diagnosis. The only way to diagnose someone right now is anecdotal. As far as I know there are not any definitive medical tests. Though I guess I am not keeping up on that stuff. That’s too bad that we all have to get so petty with each other!
My post about all HFA children having an HFA parent is called, “Are there really more kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders today?” posted July 14, 2009.
I finally found your site.
Sometimes I wonder how many parents of Aspies are Aspies themselves but never realized it…
I have written about that very thing in one of my posts. But to reiterate: In the six years that I have been knowledgeable about the world of autism/asperger’s syndrome, I have met numerous families with children like my son who are high-functioning (HFA). I can’t speak for families who have children who are more profoundly affected, but among the families with high-functioning autistic children, every family I have met has a parent who either admits that they, too are on the autism spectrum or the spouse is confident that the other parent, though in denial, is on the spectrum. In other words, I have found that 100% of children with HFA also have at least one parent with HFA, so far.
Thanks for finding my blog. I looked in on yours, and am so glad to find someone else out there trying to reach people with a similar message – go God!
That’s why I was excited to find yours. There seems to be so much doom, gloom and anger out there. While I realize that autism poses huge challenges and I don’t fault anyone for feeling burdened or depressed in the midst of dealing with that, there are positive things to celebrate in the midst of it all.
I’m pretty sure, looking back on my own childhood, that I would have had a diagnosis of Asperger’s. I’ve often thought of writing about it, but it seems like so many adults in the HFA community who have a diagnosis get annoyed or offended when someone “self-diagnoses”. Where can I find the post you mentioned? I’d love to read it.
This is really remarkable work. What you have written is honest, insightful, moving.
Keep doing what you are doing,
This is a great way to support the body of Christ…
May the Lord keeps blessing you with wisdom to help others and yourself.