FRIENDSHIPS – eBook
Friendships can be a difficult area to negotiate, and even for us as typical adults our friendships change and metamorphous, some quickly, some so slowly that we don’t notice the changes at first. As we grow older and wiser as people, so do our ideas and understanding of friendships grow and change. Unfortunately this is not so true for Autistic Spectrum people, for as is the nature of AS, change is difficult to understand and comprehend.
As we teach friendship skills, we also need to teach that friendships grow and change, and so we need to guide them through the different stages of friendships as some friendships wane and others become much closer. This can be taught if you have established a mentor relationship with the student.