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My son Christopher went through the same thing when he went to school. He had no friends. Some of the kids picked on him and teased him (one even pushed him to the ground) because he couldn't walk that good. He couldn't wait to get out of school. Now that he is out of school. ..he does nothing but play video games. Still no friends. I cry because he hurts so much and he tell me so. I want to get him a counselor but he won't see one unless they can make him able to walk so he can go on the beach. I'm depressed to say the least...so is he.
Hi, my name is Aspen, and what you, Jessica, and Chris's Mom, have described is alot what we have gone through with my 9 yr old Jake. Jake does have 2 brothers, but he's still a 'flat screener' as I call it. He has a computer and an Ipod. I'm not so sure whether or not Jake is affected socially by the DMD on a genetic level or if he could be 'on the spectrum' with regards to autism. Jake has no real friends at school and he gets into trouble at school with inappropriate behavior like making funny noises while the teacher is instructing to the class. Jake's older brother is jealous of the attention Jake gets for having a disability. His younger brother acts like he is not 'able' to walk as much, just like Jake. Thankfully the 2 brothers do not have DMD. I want to suggest if you have not tried this: Find a MDA kid's camp for the up coming summer. Jake went for the 1st time this summer and had a blast! He didn't want to come home! Each kid had his or her own counselor assigned and the camp that Jake went to had all access activities and it lasted 5 days, 6 nights. We are so looking forward to this again. He really liked being around other kids that have similar challenges. Also going to meet ups in your area helps you as a mom of a DMD child and for your son to meet others. Friendships can be fostered. I wish the both of you the best of luck. I'm a very shy mom especially with my hearing loss, but I'm so glad to be a part of this forum and out and about with the DMD community. We are not alone ; )