My son is 22....looks 14....and has been diagnosed with Aspergers. He seems to NOT have any focus on anything. He has no friends, and has no wish to DO anything. His college work is dismal. He drops every course. He has NOTHING that he is interested in. I am recommending that he join the Interim Program (Northampton, Mass.). Is that a good idea?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 22
Rectory School; Kents Hill School; now at Mitchell College, New London, CT. His psychiatrist gave him Ridlin, but he won't take it most of the time. I know he's miserable, but he does not like his shrink.
Mitchell College doesn't seem to be able to help him.
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A gap year program like the Interim Program might be a reasonable option for him, but I'm not sure that they will have much experience with people affected by Asperger's. You'll want to inquire about that specifically prior to enrolling him in their program.
Have you looked into a social group for him? I found one in your area and this is the link. It's specifically for people on the spectrum (rather than their parents, etc) and through that and the program facilitator he might be able to find others he can relate to and resources to help him with career choices. Their website is as follows:
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Thanks for the info. Glad to read that there are specific groups.....but western Massachusetts is a far drive for him (he is on the coast in New London, CT). Any groups nearer the Atlantic coast?
14 yrs in gen pediatrics in the US incl autism/dev delay
The closest support group I can find to New London is in Wallingford (about 1hr away) It only meets once a month, so maybe that's do-able. Here's the link:http://www.ct-asrc.org/adultsupport.html