My child has aspergers and no friends.
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Shay - posted on 06/01/2014
I would recommend looking into several options which depend on different factors including her age, how Asperger's affects her (i.e.: meltdowns, triggers, environmental issues, etc.) as well as school (is she in mainstream in an inclusive school or a specialized setting?).
In either case you might try to speak with the teacher and see if there are any children that seem she draws to as well as children that are socially receptive to your daughter.
Then you can reach out to the parent one-to-one to try to set a play date. First time maybe at home and then outside (again only you know what your child can handle). Ask your daughter if there is anyone in particular she would like to get to know or have a play date with from school.
People can be very judgmental. Sometimes it is because they do not understand are simply ignorant to the syndrome. Aspie children are just like all children in 1 major way: "All children are uniquely different" Hope this helps.
Don't be afraid to put yourself out there to a parent and let them know the basics of what you need and hope for to benefit your daughter. This gives them an understanding of what to expect should a issue arise that seems out of the norm.
Also, Girl Scouts, Big Sisters just some thoughts. Socially its rough but even it you seek out a support group in your area for yourself - bingo! You will find someone going through the same thing, that might be the opening of a door for you and your daughter.
Hope this helps.
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