Hello. I'm new on here, and would like some advice if possible please. My 10 year old daughter starts secondary school next September and I am concerned that she won't fit in because she acts so much younger than other children her age. She was diagnosed some years ago and she knows that she has ASD, and while it is quite endearing (sometimes) that she is still very childlike, I am starting to worry now that she won't have grown up by the time she starts secondary school, which will make her 'stick out like a sore thumb'. My eldest daughter, who is 15, just keeps saying that she will be bullied, which obviously isn't helpful. Does anyone have any advice please on how we can encourage her to act her age? Thank you.
my nephew is like that. He is obviously younger in his head and thus an easy target but he was never bullied. I would flag it up to the school. You could increase her fitness in general. Make sure she doesnt carry cash / valuables until she settles in. Play it by ear and see what happens. I don't think you can suddenly make her grow up. She will be fine.