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Could my 37 year old have asbergers

My son will be 37 later this year. He appeared to develop normally through childhood and adolescence apart from displaying mild ocd. He achieved good results at school but I found out much later that he had been bullied by other boys on the school bus and elsewhere.  For the past 10 years he has lived independently but has not had a job for almost 7 of these years. He has become more socially withdrawn over the years even from family. He never seemed able to get on with people when in a job and never held down a job for very long and thought he was being victimised by colleagues. He is now on welfare with rent assistance, gave up his car recently and lives like a hermit. He seems to live in some kind of an out of reality way as he doesn't keep tabs on the news or get involved in any group activity. He analyses in great detail everything that is said to him and seems almost paranoid for much of the time. Could he have asbergers?
In Topics: Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Apr 25, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

It would seem that your son may benefit from connecting with your local mental health staff who can assist him, help  him with agencies reach out to those in the employment, career and living assistance programs who may be able to help.

Also, a local psychologist or physician may be of assistance to determine if he has Asperger's Syndrome.

Good luck to your son and you!


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