I have a 17 yr old son with a mild case of down syndrome.

He tells me he wants a girl friend. I don't know how to help him as a mother! Can someone give me advice or help me to help him?

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    11/30/14
    5sarah
    do they have any like hangouts there? They have a thing called the arc here where people with something as simple as add all the way to wheelchair bound people go, they do activities and stuff and meet people they can relate too. My mil takes care of mhmr people in her home. Maybe your local agency on aging (idk why they call it that when that's not what they do) could help you find something like that to take him too. Then he could find a girlfriend that he can relate well too with similar interests.
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    11/30/14
    5sarah
    If talk to his caseworker. Does he have a peer specialist? They might be more convincing than what you can be just because they aren't mom.
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    12/29/14
    Melissa Middleton
    What if you went with him a few times? I think he would be more comfortable if he knew someone else that was in the group. I have people in my family, including my daughter, with special needs.
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    12/29/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Or maybe even his big brother if he were willing.
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      12/29/14
      Melissa Middleton
      As Sarah suggested, I know Arc is one place where he can socialize with other older teens and adults near his age. My little sister would go places with people with disabilities that was part of her school and a program she was/is in called VMRC.
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      About Almetha Maillard
      Current: Wurtsboro, New York
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      I am a 42 year old mother with 2 kids. My son with mild cause of down syndrome trying to get him into acting and involved in Special Olympics. My daughter who is a model getting her star-tum. My husband who works for the biggest company Avon doing (IT)