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My husband has Aspergers and was only diagnosed at 35 years old, having struggled through lifes battlefields and social boundaries. But he holds a good job, has a loving family, a very caring father, an extremly loyal man, and we have been together for 16 years in march.

I think where Aspergers are the case with Adults, we have to look at the strengths of the condition not the weakness. The need for order and perfection, and routine are perfect traits for employment. People with Aspergers just see the world black and white, this condition has only been more widely diagnosed this side of the century. Before then these unique people were discribed as excentric, maybe on a different wavelength.

Life would be boring if we were all the same and we should celebrate these differences not look on them as a problem.

The road from child hood to being an adult is a hard one, but my husband says that you are able to understand your own condition and way of thinking and have the ability to control and change your own life more clearly as an adult.

I do agree that support is none existant for adult and adolences, any problems are different from childhood,for my husband the death of his little sister hard to bear and nearly had a breakdown coping with these thoughts and feelings.

But one thing I am not scared of his my son’s future as an adult because my husband is a fantastic rolemodel for him.

Sorry I may have waffled on but it is a pet topic for me, Aspergers have so many strengths as well as weakness.