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Anyone Have A Preteen Girl With Aspergers?

Anyone Have A Preteen Girl With Aspergers?

Our aspie doesn't have very many friends. We'd love to find other girls with aspergers that she could talk to or perhaps be a pen-pal with.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have a 9yr old (she'll be 10 at the end of May) aspie girl who is into video games and computers. We could try emailing if you're interested. She hasn't tried or shown any interest in social media yet. She actually hasn't tried talking on the phone much either. The few times she's talked on the phone to relatives, she doesn't really have much to say. If your daughter were interested video games they would be able to email and/or potentially talk on the phone about those shared interests. We also homeschool and my daughter hasn't been able to make friends. She is not a girly-girl, doesn't play with dolls or anything, so spends most of her time at home. Even among the other homeschool families, she stands out as being more comfortable among the boys than the girls, but she gets lumped with the girls. Please contact me if you're interested in putting the girls in touch to see how it goes.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I think it would be great if we could have them email each other. Right now we only allow our Abigail to have email but i'd probably be ok with them talking on the phone occasionally also. Send me an email and I'll give you her email address. [[email: [[email: [[email: (Email address can only be seen by the question and answer creators)

edited, originally posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

That's good advice, but we homeschool. She has a few friends from other homeschool families and our neighborhood but none that share her true interests so she doesn't understand why they don't always want to play with her or do what she likes to do.
She's into technology and computers so I think emailing would be good. We're not letting her do social media just yet.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I've lived in 3 different states and finally found another Aspie for my daughter. Actually 2. One at school and one from church. My daughter is 8, one girl is also 8, the other girl is 9. I can't BELIEVE I found another one, let alone two! But, the other girls are undiagnosed, but show ALL the typical signs of being Asperger's.

I asked the school counselor to help me find my daughter a friend at school. I explained how she struggled to have friends. (this was when I first started her at her new school) And the counselor suggested she introduce my daughter to another little girl who was interested in similar topics as my daughter (you know how they only focus all their concentration on a few subjects...) believe it or not, the counselor was right! And now they are the best of friends. Maybe start there. The school counselor or principal....I'm sorry, it's not much, I've struggled for years to find my daughter a friend and have finally lucked out.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

No, but I have an Aspie son who's turning 13 soon... I know that's not the same but...?

posted over 8 years ago
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