This feeling is more common than not in parents of Asperger’s Disorder children. No matter what you try, nothing seems to make any lasting difference. There is a good reason for this.
Nothing you do as a parent will cure the disorder. The behaviors that your Asperger’s Disorder child exhibits will be with him throughout his childhood and adolescence. You can help him to manage the symptoms but you will not eliminate them. You will be far less frustrated if you understand that parenting techniques are designed to manage the symptoms of Asperger’s Disorder by decreasing their frequency, intensity, and severity, not cure them.
Asperger’s Disorder children are not your average children and they do not readily respond to the usual parenting methods. If life is not more manageable after you have learned the behavior-modification techniques and have consistently used them in your home, then it is time to seek assistance. A child psychologist can work with you to teach you where changes need to be made. Once life is stable at home, periodic visits to the psychologist can help keep your parenting in sync with your child’s changes and development.