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A few weeks later my son made his first friend
on 28 August 2012
I bought this book because I work with adults with learning disabilities and i thought it might make a good subject for a short sketch. However, i also have a son with autism so I thought I would go through the ideas in the book with him. My son is 10 years old and has never made a friend but I had noticed a small boy at after-school club trying to become his friend.
We read the book and looked at some of the ideas and I mentioned very casually some of the things he could do or have done in response to this boys request for friendship. I then left the situation and thought nothing more about it.
something odd started to happen the next few times I dropped him off at club, he was being greeted by other children in the club and he was responding. The next thing I knew he had made a friend. I later found out this friend was the same little boy he had been ignoring around the time we started using the book! This boy is my sons first friend so what else can i say?!
I would at least encourage people to give it a go. This book covers some very obvious points but has been effective so that's the big deal!