I kinda always wondered, but it was recently confirmed that BOTH of my sons are "high functioning autistic". My oldest, age 20, has been quite successful academically, but his lack of executive functioning skills and tendency to procrastinate in favor of doing things more fun (video gaming) is finally starting to catch up to him with respect to grades. This is causing tremendous conflict between him and his father. My youngest, age 17, is just lost and doesn't "know who he is" (his own words), which is causing him serious anxiety and depression since he's a senior in high school and doesn't know where to go from here. Both boys have ADHD, both are medicated, and both have been in therapy since 2nd grade.

Posted by mkarpovich at 2023-12-11 16:56:53 UTC