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#1 Rosalind


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:11 AM

Hi, :)


I'm writing in the desperate hope of finding someone preferably female around my 25-year-old ASD son’s age group, in the UK who will write to and befriend him. He is very depressed (and desperately feels alone). I am writing because he’s finding it increasingly difficult to find someone to write to who shares some of his interests and conditions. He has tried many penfriend and autistic forums, and set up a forum himself. Unfortunately, without success.


I had my son when I was 40. I am now 65 and a pensioner. I believe I am on the spectrum too and have great difficulties with anxiety, which impacts on my son being able to socialise as he relies on me.


My son has ASD, SPD, OCD and PTSD, and severe anxiety most especially social anxiety. However; he has a great talent in nature and abstract photography, received a distinction grade award for it. He sells his work online at deviantART and a Tictail online store. He enjoys gardening and bird watching in the garden. He loves to write too, and has his own blog on WordPress. He loves anime and video games and all things Japanese. He’s learnt the histories of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms era of China and the Sengoku period of Japan from video games. He is reading the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novels and watching a Chinese TV series about it.


I really hope I can find someone who will be happy to write to my son.

#2 jennybongo


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:35 PM


Sadly I can't help but hope that he finds friendship soon. What part of the country are you in? Maybe you could see if there is a local forum to post on too. 

Good Luck.


#3 queen claudia

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:13 AM

Hi there really wish I could help you but my son is only 13.

Have you been in touch with any ASD organisations? NAS etc? There may well be a group in your local area.

He sounds such a talented young man with interests that are common to many so hopefully you will find someone like minded to befriend him.

Your post really struck me as I had my son when I was 40 and suffer from social anxiety myself.

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