A diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome is lifelong, as it is related to differences within the brain. Your child will not “grow out of it”, but will very likely be able to learn the necessary skills to have a happy and healthy life, provided they receive the appropriate types and amounts of support. Asperger Syndrome is now a part of their, and your, lives: but it is not the defining element of who they are. They are more than an “Aspergers kid”. They are more than capable of finding their own special place in life and being happy and a contributing member to their family, friends and communities.