It is human nature to want to help others. Helping another person can engender great feelings of competence, pride, self-worth, and satisfaction, feelings your child likely does not find at school.
There are many places where your child can volunteer to help others. Many schools have created programs for Asperger’s Disorder students to help. Since many Asperger’s Disorder children get along much better with younger children, they can find opportunities to be a teacher’s helper in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. Reading to the class, tutoring, or playing games with the younger students can give the Asperger’s Disorder child a sense of competence. He will also be in an environment where he is liked, he is admired, and the children are excited to see him.
Even though Asperger’s Disorder children might be rejected by their peers, they are often adored by adults. Your child can receive positive feedback from visiting retirement and nursing homes. He can read to the residents, bring a therapy dog, entertain them with a talent, or play board games. He will learn about kindness toward others while receiving positive feedback from grateful seniors who may otherwise be without the joy that a child brings.