Hi, one of our 11yo Son’s Autism traits is severe anxiety about meeting people he knows out of their usual context, for example, school friends out of school. It has got to the point that we struggle to get him to leave the house and he’d rather stay in his bedroom all day. If anyone has experience of something similar, what strategies have you used to help as we’re struggling to know how to help him? Thanks!
I have this with my daughter. If her friend comes around when we have other people here she goes to her room.
She finds it hard to accept that we see different people about. Some days are better than others. I think the key is not giving up or shying away from these situations. Im going to teach mine confidence skills and social skills through roleplay once she's up and about more.
Are there any interests that could get him out. Or maybe long walks in the country side a few miles away so you don't meet people you know. This sometimes makes my daughter calmer.