College. This is a very big step for a young man with Aspergers Syndrome. At one time, as I briefly mentioned in my last post, it was near impossible. But for a friend of my son's who will graduate high school next week...well, we will see. My fingers are so tightly crossed they are about to break.
This college is about 2 hours from where we live. Close enough to come home on weekends, but he will have to live in a dorm.
Did you live in a dorm while in college? Do you remember the noise, the smells, the chaos? And, having to deal with a room mate? It was the luck of the draw, and sometimes it was a big period of adjustment.
For a person with Aspergers Syndrome having a roommate can be a deal breaker. Never mind the noise, the smells, the chaos.
One possible solution is to get a private dorm room.
My son's friend's Mom told me today they haven't heard from the college yet about him getting his own room.
Do they have a plan B? It isn't my place to ask. I'm sure they do. It is one of the first things parents of a child on the spectrum learn. They learn how to have a plan B-and plans C, D, E.....
I don't know what other supports the friend will have. It isn't my business to ask either.
However, as this develops, I will post my observations-in a very general way.
Good luck, friend.