When should we tell other family members that our 17 year old son has Aspergers ? He has known for about 9 months about the diagnosis but doesn’t talk about it. Even his younger brother and sister don’t know. I started explaining once and then wasn’t sure if I should keep going. We’ve only told a few close friends and an aunt on each side of the family. He’s pretty good at masking so it’s not obvious but family members wonder why he’s not doing well in school, not very social, not joining a lot of family events, not driving, etc.. So far I’ve been able to avoid the discussion but I’m wondering when / if I should tell extended family. This could become a bigger issue with the coming holiday season. I don’t want to be invading his privacy if he’s not comfortable with me doing so.

Posted by Eve at 2022-09-24 00:16:58 UTC