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Making Friends and Autism

Posted on May 04, 2018

A friend can be life-changing for someone with autism. Our loved ones with autism want to feel understood and affirmed. It can put a spring in their step and give them something to look forward to each day. How did you help your child/teen/young adult with autism make friends?

On MyAutismTeam, the social network and online support group for parents of kids with autism, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Making friends is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about making friends:

Success! My son made a friend in school.

My son is 16 and I can relate to how heartbreaking it is when your kid so desperately wants friends.

My son made a friend at school and has been getting together with her at the library.

My son has his first party at a friend's house. What can I do to make the first interaction positive for everyone?

How did you help your non-verbal to limited verbal kid make friends?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyAutismTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yup.. hard to get friends and I have done a pretty bad job at it. So of course my kids have a hard time with it. But I do have one good friend and they… read more

posted 3 months ago

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