What to do when kids at school reject my autistic son? - He is 10 years old
My son (who is mild to moderate autistic), used to have more friends when he was younger. Since the end of last school year, he has increased speaking about himself all the time and approaching his peers while speaking about subjects not related to the conversation. Therefore, kids see him as odd. and don't want to play with him. He had only one friend, but that kid no longer wants to be friends anymore.
The situation is that, now, at school recess, my son has no one to play with and worst than that, all his friends play happily together. Today, we went to a field trip and I saw pain in his eyes when he saw all of his "old" friends hanging out together.
I am in so much pain right now, I don't know what to do.
Next week, the behavioral therapist will start him in social skills therapy at home. Meantime, how can I handle the pain to know that he goes to school to have a horrible time with classmates?
Thanks for any input to this problem.