How do you help an 11-year-old boy with Asperger's? How do you help him make the social connections that can be crucial to survival in junior high, when despite your best efforts, he is continually on the periphery of activities?
I've encouraged him to invite kids over, we've also encouraged him to get involved in his scout troop, and to be active in our church. How do we help him make the connections to others?
We've been working on crisis management (He tends to freak out when something unexpected happens), and I think we're making progress there, but I worry for him when he is at school.
Any thoughts or suggestions?