My 14 year old son is a high functioning child who was diagnosed with PDD -NOS - so on the high functioning end of the spectrum, similar to Asperger's. He is a sweet, smart kid and is in regular ed, with some aide and learning center support, as well as private therapies.
He has had a really hard time establishing friendships, though he loves being around other kids - he is often not able to sustain and engage in social interactions with "regular ed" kids. Are there any support networks to connect him with other kids like himself that might have similar interest - heavy metal music, playing guitar, computers and all apple devices, making videos and skateboarding?
Likewise, my son has a 12 year old sister who has a hard time dealing with some of his challenges. I think she needs to connect with siblings of other special needs kids, who can relate and empathize with her. Any suggestions?