Hi everyone! New here. We have a 21 year old on the spectrum. We have an extremely difficult time getting him motivated to look for a job, or consistently do anything that has to do with responsibility. He is a great guy, high functioning, etc. He can drive, and even held a job last year for a couple months, until it got super overwhelming to the point where he pretty much had a nervous breakdown and couldn't continue working (in spite of the fact that it was a very easy going place of employment, and extremely low stress.) We want him to be independent at some point, be able to hold a job, be responsible, etc. but are not sure what to start. Any tips / pointers would be wonderful! Whenever we start talking to him about this sort of thing, he shuts down.

Posted by mouschi at 2024-06-23 02:25:09 UTC