I came to this forum to post on another subject when I saw this thread labled 'Asperger's'.
My 17 year old son was always referred to as "eccentric." I have two children older than him, and he was always a mystery to me. He didn't get diagnosed until age 15 1/2, when his mannerisms already got him into a lot of trouble. Police, social workers, etc. always said he was very polite and charming, but he got into trouble never the less. I don't know that I have any words of wisdom for you young mothers. I only hope that as time goes by the public will be more aware and senstive of people with this syndrome. It is too late for my son who was put in a "disciplinary" type of school and learned every rotten trick in the book. BTW, that was after his diagnosis.