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Making friends at school.
My son has athetoid CP and attends a mainstream school. I may be biased but my boy is fantastic, he’s bright, happy, funny and really puts himself out there joining school clubs and society’s outside of school but he still has no close friends. Everyone seems to like him and in school elections he got the most votes of anyone. His teachers and adults in school think he’s brilliant. Over the years he has had two longish standing friends but both fluctuated between being good friends and then turning on him the last one even started a WhatsApp group against him. One of the other boys in the group didn’t like the way the narrative was turning and warned my son but by then the damage was done. Each year I think things will be different his peers will have matured and he will meet like minded students. But once again it’s the same no one to sit with at lunch and certain girls taking it in turns to sit next to him in one of the lessons as if it’s a chore to be endured. Over the years we’ve had friends for tea but never been invited for return visits and I’m sure my cooking isn’t that bad. Anyone with similar experience and ideas on what would help. Or encouragement that university will be better. I know from my own experience that my best friends are the people I started work with not people from school but even saying that doesn’t help him now.