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How Do I Help My 18 Year Old Son When He Refuses To Do Any Therapy Or Receive Any Assistance From Any Professionals?

How Do I Help My 18 Year Old Son When He Refuses To Do Any Therapy Or Receive Any Assistance From Any Professionals?

My son is 18 and has severe depression and anxiety along with being on the spectrum. He says he wants to go to college but he is not doing anything to get there. It was very difficult getting him through school because he rarely would go. He's very smart but he won't follow through on anything. I will do anything for my son but I just don't know when to step in or out of anything related to my son.… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Try some simple steps first. Write out some goals in life. Choose a dream job and see if it's possible. Contact people who work in that field. The choose a more likely job and look into it. Then consider the worst case of what he wants in life at the minimum. I wish I'd thought it through instead of just doing through life without a plan.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member, when he went to college did he take a lot of classes at once ? I agree w/ @myeee99-maybe taking two classes at a time to see how he does. Maybe when he sees he's doing well w/ that, maybe it'll make him feel good to do more. Anything he likes to do and is good at maybe encourage it more. Does he play an instrument , like cooking, acting ?

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

What does it seem like he’s passionate about? If you know, great, if not, ask him what he’d like to study. Maybe he could start to take a couple of classes at a community college.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Severe anxiety and depression is very common amongst the ASD kids. It is mainly brought on my therapies. PTSD is common for those who have had ABA. That being said, what areas does he need help?

posted about 1 year ago
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