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How do you persuade an Asperger's teenager to leave his room ?
My husband and I have been very understanding of our son's difficulties due to Autism. However I feel it is harming my son to allow him to remain in his room. I try to encourage him out by tempting him with his favourite foods, or bringing him books and magazines related to his favourite topics and interests. He is a really nice boy and he is hurting himself as he is cutting himself off from life. Not doing the things he loves ...not going to school ...and then worrying how he will be able to support himself. A big part of the problem is he does not accept that he has Asperger's / ASD, and needs help. The stigma about Aspergers/ ASD/ Autism is too much for him to accept. He thinks he can solve his problems on his own....has a huge complicated OCD routine that must be completed...before hr can get back to normal routine ....He actually needs to see his therapist for support to get back on track and learn to cope and get rid of the OCD. Is anyone else experiencing any of this ?