I'm the Grandma of a 19 year old. He's been diagnosed as dispraxic, dislexic & possible aspergers. He's struggled all his life , no friends at school , bullied etc.
He's very, very interested in astronomy and has just started a foundation year in astronomy/physics. However he says he's getting stressed & struggling and is talking of leaving. It's everything he's ever wanted and I'm so sad for him. He's above average IQ and a good memory.
I dread him leaving University as I've no idea what type of job he could do. I hate the thought of him doing a boring job when he was so looking forward to a career in astronomy.
Could anyone give me any advice for him or suggestions for his future?
Has he contacted the disability services dept? They could support him with accessing an autism mentor to discuss his issues and strategies for coping. They could also provide support with a study skills tutor and maybe a proofreader due to his dyslexia.
Dont think he's had much help at all. He's now reached rick bottom, his IBS has kicked in & he thinks he will be thrown out soon.