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Looking for Friendships for Aspergers Teen

(23 Posts)
Kavita1 Sun 04-Sep-16 17:22:59

Hi my son is 18yrs and quite isolated , struggling to make friends. It breaks my heart to see him like this.Would anyone like to connect?
We live in West London but willing to travel.

Lifeisshort123 Sun 04-Sep-16 22:01:20

Hmm, I know how you feel. We are located in south London. I have a 15yr old son but he is most likely lower functioning than your son. Have you tried a youth club for teens and young people with learning disabilities or maybe a sports club?

Lunchboxlewiswillyoumarryme Sat 10-Sep-16 15:16:06

I'm in Oxfordshire..I just posted a that might put you of.mine is nearly 17. Not a single dam friend in the world

StillMedusa Tue 20-Sep-16 22:19:11

Oxfordshire here too son is 19. ASD, no friends.
Could we set them up an online group somehow?

Eliza22 Sun 25-Sep-16 20:53:48

I've a son coming up on 16. He has Aspergers and chronic OCD. Good sense of humour. Quirky. Desperate to "hand out" and make friends. Breaks my heart every day.

Am in south Cheshire.

StillMedusa Mon 26-Sep-16 00:18:39

Eliza.. my son also has severe OCD. It is horrible isn't it sad

Eliza22 Mon 26-Sep-16 17:32:09

Oh God Medusa... every day, so, so hard.

ImprovisingNow Fri 25-Nov-16 20:41:30

Hi sorry, came very late to this thread. There are so many of us in the same boat I can't believe we can't put some sort of web based group together for our teens - maybe a FB page?

Anyone interested in a brainstorm?

Eliza22 Sat 03-Dec-16 13:43:44

What can we do? I feel like I've exhausted EVERY avenue over and over again.

I'm up for suggestions too...

helpimitchy Wed 14-Dec-16 19:25:20

I have a 12 year old boy who is without friends and who will be leaving school to join Interhigh in January. He's into Warhammer and is bright and articulate. He has an older brother and he communicates better with teens than people of his own age. He's friendly, enthusiastic and chatty. He has asd.

Eliza22 Fri 23-Dec-16 21:13:07

Just wanted to say to you Mums..... "We" have such a damned hard time, don't we? On our children's behalf, I mean. So, Hoping you have a good Christmas and good wishes and love for the New Year.

Trinite Wed 11-Jan-17 21:02:55

Hi, just come across this thread. Have 20 yr old asd son in south east London who would also like some local friends. Was there any interest in a group of some sort ?

MsGameandWatch Wed 11-Jan-17 21:04:56

Mine is 14, we are in London and home ed out of necessity. What a great idea for a thread OP 😊

charlottehamadache Tue 28-Feb-17 06:47:01

Hi there, I have a recently diagnosed 17 year old son who is not in education, training or work, he has very low self esteem, high anxiety and low motivation. He has a very limited social life and spends his days and nights in his room gaming,watching anime or you tube.Like your boys he is also very lonely . We live in Leicester. Did you set anything up on FB?

Keepanopenmind Sat 06-May-17 15:04:08

I have a daughter of 16 who is also Aspergers and very much in need of friends outside college. We live in West London so we would love to connect with anyone else ideally with a girl (or boy) of around 17 who would like some company and things to do at the weekend. My daughter tries so hard to be sociable but struggles to make friends.

Efs1 Mon 29-May-17 08:52:47

My granddaughter is 15 and is home for the half term, she goes to boarding school and finds socialising difficult but it's worse when she comes home as she knows no one so I would love to get her together with boys and girls and reading all your posts means we are all in the same boat. Maybe we could form a group or have you done so already? We live near Beaconsfield and easy to get to in or from West London so any suggestions?

Keepanopenmind Mon 29-May-17 10:24:02

Hi, I don't know of a specific group yet....It would be good to at least chat and perhaps the girls could Skype...then if they got on arrange to meet up?

Efs1 Mon 29-May-17 11:56:58

That's a great idea and where are you in West London, my son lives in Acton and we love going to Westfield, do you go there at all and my granddaughter's name is Olivia but known to us as Livvy. I'll have to download SKYPE today.

Keepanopenmind Mon 29-May-17 14:11:48

Ok great!
My Skype name is emily.buchanan153
My daughter is out this evening but perhaps tomorrow morning before 10.30am or after 3pm....?

Efs1 Mon 29-May-17 14:31:48

Oh Marvellous it'll be after 3 as I have to go out tomorrow morning and my name is Erle,I can't remember my Skype name but I'll call you after 3

Efs1 Tue 30-May-17 13:29:00

Emily I've downloaded Skype and if it's ok with you I'll contact you after 4 as I'm taking Livvy to a riding lesson

happyholiday Mon 07-Aug-17 13:31:28

Hi My son is 19 and has aspergers and like Kavita1 it is heartbreaking that after work he comes home and is in his room isolated.
he is high functioning AS and has a full time job, but is still isolated every day.
So anyone out there who lives in the east Midlands area and is interested in connecting please get in touch.

Asdmum77 Tue 15-Aug-17 09:36:42

My son tom is 16 and has autism he doesn't socialise outside of his school friends He attends a school in Newcastle which is absolutely amazing that is for children with with disabilities ranging from asd to cerebral palsy. He loves xbox and can chat quite easily on there he adores music and will listen to anything ranging from Johnny cash to Metallica.
He is such bright and naturally funny lad lots of people said he should do stand up comedy in fact he is actually he is my best friend but I think it's time he started trying to branch out a little bit easier said than done I know!.
I would love it if we both made new friends to be honest not just tom I think it would do is both the world of good having someone who knows what we are going through.
A group on Facebook would be fab but I'd be a bit worried about negative posts from other people or maybe even us mums try and exchange email, numbers ect xx Tracy xx

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