Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Social Group for Kids with High Functioning Autism on South Shore of Boston

I am still looking to start a group for kids with Asperger's Syndrome or high functioning autism on the South Shore (south of Boston). I've noticed that there aren't many --or any, rather -- social groups in my area for Nick to enjoy.

As you may know, kids with autism have trouble making friends and being in social settings--and Nick is no exception. I'm not sure about your child, but Nick doesn't have many friends outside of school to do activities with or to meet up, so I thought that starting a group of friends (on the south shore) might be a great idea ...

Leave a comment or send me an email if you are on the south shore and have a child with high functioning autism, and are between the ages of 6th grade - high school (Nick's in 8th grade) and wish to do fun activities together (start a social group): go bowling, rock climbing, arcade, ice skate, ski ... etc..

***Update*** So far about 3 moms have emailed me, some are also interested in a mom's dinner night out!!

3 comments:

endswith8741 said...

I've never been involved with it, but in Chicago I believe there are a few groups like that. I found them on meetup.com. You may want to check that website for groups in your area.

In Chicago, we have a group of kids with Asperger's who meet regularly at our local Lego store. Obviously, all these kids also have a love for Legos. I hear that for kids that are into Legos, it's a super time.

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

I've been trying to get a group like that going here for Nigel, but it hasn't happened yet. Our local phone book is putting together an autism section this year, so I placed an ad in that. The new book is supposed to be delivered in March, so we'll see what happens. Good luck to you with forming your group!

Noelle said...

I have an 11-year-old son with PDD (high-functioning autism) and I have been looking for a group on the South Shore for YEARS.. If you get one going, please, let me know.. jaykanog@aol.com