Ashtyn - posted on 07/06/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have a 17 year old son that has Asperger's and Bi-Polar. His main obsession is technology and the Internet. We've tried getting him friends in the community where we recently moved (we're around Dayton, Ohio), but when he has the option of going online or going outside/to an event, he will choose the computer. He is not allowed to use the Internet freely because he will let it take over his life and will not do anything he is supposed to do (bathe, eat, etc). He also becomes violent when it's time to turn it off. So, currently he's in limbo where we want him to try and explore the community and get involved in things here and he's holding on to his obsession with the computer. He's incredibly isolated because of this and his father and I are at our wits end!
So, what I am wondering is if anyone would be interested in being an email pen pal with him? He doesn't have access to social media, but if he were exchanging emails we could let him check his email and reply to people to see he can have a life on the computer and off of it, as well.
His main interests are Pokemon, Games, Music, and he likes comedy movies. He likes cooking, too. He's homeschooled and is currently taking classes like Classic Films, Geometry, Biology, World History, and Music.
If anyone is interested let me know and we can exchange emails.