Autism Spectrum

Launchpad

leaving school and leading your own life

Managing friendships

 

It is likely that your son or daughter will run into problems in their friendships at some point. They may be better at making friends than holding on to them.

Perhaps they get annoyed with their friend, or the friend seems to be making fun of them, or even trying to take advantage of them.

Encourage your son or daughter to seek help if they are having a problem with a friend. Someone else can give them ideas or help them to find solutions.

Have a look at the common issues that come up and some strategies to assist in our Young people page, click on green tab above.

You can go over this information with your son or daughter or encourage them to have a look for themselves.

 

Resources

‘The funny thing is, I only relax when the new acquaintance is also on the spectrum. Those kids, I trust.’ Claire LeZebnik in Growing Up On The Spectrum  by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire LaZebnik.

This excellent book has a section on dealing with bullying and peer pressure.

Preparing For Life – The Complete Guide to Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by Dr Jed Baker

This book has very practical exercises to address some of these issues.