Parents of kids with Asperger’s know their kids get very few if any, invitations to come over. My Aspies are no exception to this rule.
Mike, age 17, has gotten an invitation to go with his brothers to their friend’s vacation house 10 hours’ drive away. They will stay for a week. I still can’t get over it. The friend specifically invited him along with his “neurotypical” brothers.
We explained to Mike that he can’t be his normal inflexible self. He has to go and hang out with the guys in the rowboat or on the bicycles, hardly his preferred activities. Does he really want to go?
I think he realizes how special this is. He wants to go.
What a long way he has come in just 2 1/2 years!