Hi Lorraine 1234
I'm sorry to hear that your son is struggling socially. I wonder if NAS have any services that might be able to support him and/or you:
Also if you are concerned that his 'feeling low' is verging on depression it might be worth talking to his GP.
Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT
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Hello my name is lorraime I have a son of 22 with epilepsy and autism he's finding it hard to make friends he as no confidence and is really feeling down
I have autism and epilepsy myself, I've only ever had one friend and luckily enough he and I are still in touch. Make sure your son doesn't think he's the one who has a difficulty making friends, it's the majority rule that's to be blamed. I went to a school for people with autism and everyone made friends and got along with no difficulty. I only see the difficulty occur when one person has autism and the other doesn't. People without autism find it just as difficult to understand people with autism, it works both ways.If someone without autism came to the same school as me the one who will find it difficult to make friends is the one without autism, majority again. This time the majority are the people with autism. Global wise there's only approximately 1% of people with autism which is why we're the ones viewed with the difficulty, the majority rule.
I'm sorry to hear that, I can't imagine how difficult things are. The consultant on the case should be able to give you some answers.I hope they manage to diagnose your son, fingers crossed.