Social Group For Physical Disabled Teenagers
New to this forum talk thing but hoping someone somewhere can help! I have a 15 year son with CP, physically disabled only, wheelchair bound, uses a powerchair.
Need to find a local social group with similar teenagers for him to join, to enhance his social life. Currently his only social life is on his xbox, facebook or occasionally going out with his twin (who is able bodied) but his twin is now getting girlfriends and its not really cool to have your brother tagging along!! He is in mainstream school and has lots of friends there, but as he has lots of access restrictions, out of school socialisin just doesn't seem to happen.
He's football mad, xbox mad and has a very lively personality and is very keen on drama at school! The odd local disabled groups we have been to over the years (and I admit its not many) seem to be aimed more at learning disabilities rather than the physicalyl disabled?? Aaron is a "normal" teenager, he just can't walk!
Are there any other parents out there who are having a similar problem? Have you found a solution? Would you be willing to share??
I'm getting very worried about him, I don't want him getting depressed - he's caring, fun-loving, and witty! I want to help him have a fulfilling social life .. and even maybe meet some girls who can see past his chair!!