Dr. Hugo Grimm was a reknown chemist who worked for the U.S. Government Defense Department and taught at Rutger's University, trying to enhance the physical prowess of soldiers through chemicals. His New Jersey home housed a secret lab in the basement despite his location in a beach front community. The explosion killed his family and he was also thought to have perished in the accident, when in fact luck found him pushed into an experimental crate coated with an anti-blast emulsion, being tested for use against IEDs.He fled the accident in shame heading south to Florida where he had hoped to start life over looking for work under an assumed identity as a lab assistant. His well-forged documentation landed him a position at Pandora's Box. The apocalypse arrived about the time he began to fall under scrutiny for some sketchy paperwork that appeared with a questionable social security number that was not as "clean" as the "salesman" assured it would be. It was a horrendous affair, but immediately shifted focus away from him and onto something bigger. He would grieve his wife and son daily, but survival was at his core. Armed with science, he was ready for whatever came next.
Thank you for your responses. This helps me gain some perspective on what I might be dealing with. he was initially diagnosed with a speech delay and was doing well overcoming that. Then we noticed the 'stimming' at around age three. He would hold a pencil in his hand near is eye and fling it back and forth while making noises. I was told to look into it as it is considered an autistic behavior. I will be taking him to a specialist, but since insurance doesn't cover it, I literally have to save up to do it. He is 7. He is mostly a very sweet boy with some emotional meltdowns when something doesn't happen how he wants it to. His psychiatrist has diagnosed him ADHD and prescribed adderall which does help him get through school, but he returns to the behaviors once he gets home. I don't worry about his academic development, but I do worry about his social development and his self-confidence. He wants to play basketball, but has not had much success with soccer. I wonder if he will just get frustrated with it. We are going to see a behavioral therapist next. All of the responses are really helpful with the various suggestions. I haven't heard much about adults with autism or aspberger's so I wonder what his future will be like. Thank you for all of the responses. I love him so much and can't help but feel responsible for his struggles.
I think that my son is on the spectrum, albeit it at the higher functioning end, but I am wondering if there are any less expensive but accurate ways to confirm.
And if anyone has a kiddo like this, what are some successful strategies?
The multi-million dollar question: Does anyone know if there is any valid research that indicates what might cause this?
Housewives of Cheliax; more dangerous than Rappan Athuk.
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The exploration aspect has some interesting flavor. What does the higher INT serve? More skills only?