I have AS and am a Junior in High School. Let me tell you a bit about my perspective on what is happening to your brother and how he feels. He and i, along with other aspies do not see the world the way that you or other neurologically fundamentally functioning people do. It is extremely, almost unbearably difficult for me to come to school everyday. It drains me of all of my energy, strength and will and i often must fight with my parents. I also play World of Warcraft like your brother and i put a lot of heart into the game, a lot of effort and a lot of my time. Everyday, kids and adults alike with Aspergers have to deal with social conventions something that makes us incredibly uncomfortable and something we struggle and frustrate ourselves with understanding. For example, for me, it is hard to make eye contact with people when speaking to them. I often just stare or look around and that is how i receive information from you, by looking around i can actually focus my listening abilities on what you are saying. If i were to look directly at you, i would be focusing on everything else in the room and be so nervous and neurotic i could not handle the situation. I often cannot hear sarcasm in peoples voices, it's hard to detect the decibel changes. So for your brother it is probably VERY hard to interact with people in life. It is probably very difficult to understand people and the way they work, as well as cope in a reality situation like a job setting or friendship setting. Essentially a solution to this issue, is to slowly support and help him to realize the Pros vs the Cons of getting a job, getting some friends and a place of his own, handling his own money, driving etc.etc. I know without my parents and some of my teachers support i could never come to school the way i do. I would find it absolutely impossible. So, in short, help your brother to get out into the world by SLOW, gradual, encouraging support and introducing a Pros and Cons list of certain things you'd like him to accomplish.
thank you. i have been getting him to try new things slowly and he has been doing alot better my next big learning exsperence is moving temporaroly to a place with no internet. hopflly i can keep him occupied without WOW for awhile. is there anything that you like to do that dose not put alot of stress on you when you dont have interent? i sugested bowling and some other things but he is really upseat that he wont be able to play WOW so he is turnning down everything and now is just plain mad at me for moving.
Not particularly, i get extremely distressed without my internet as well. I just watch a movie or two or play some type of video game that doesn't require internet. If it was long term..i don't think i could compose myself...ultimately it would lead to a meltdown.