Hi. I'm new as of a few minutes ago. I don't know everything about the site yet, so please bear with me as I stumble around. I am 38, engaged to 49-year-old and son is age 8. Son is a sweet child diagnosed ADHD with sensory integration difficulties. Has several Asperger-ish traits, but was not officially diagnosed that way as I had expected. He is currently attending a parochial school with fewer students and a calmer atmosphere than our local public schools (larger classes, more chaotic and he can't deal) and he is thriving there (which surprised me as I had thought he would have done better in Montessori...go figure) Anyway, he is a sweet child who believes everyone is his friend at school and loves everyone. I think he is higher functioning than I once suspected, but my heart breaks when I think about him realizing one day soon that some of these kids are not his friends and in fact, he has no real friends. No one calls him to come over, no one comes over to our place from his school. I have tried getting him in swimming lessons, and he enjoyed it but didn't make friends there. We tried baseball and basketball but he didn't have the coordination. We are going to try an art class because he seems great at art. I'm wondering if other parents can advise me on safe ways to find pen pals, make friends with other kids who are special online, etc. Our area does not seem to welcome us for some reason. May need to move or something. Ideas welcome. Thank you for your time! P.S. I may not be on here every day, but will check in as often as possible!!