Advice needed or words of wisdom

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Registered: 08-02-2003
Advice needed or words of wisdom
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 9:26pm

My son who is 6, was invited to his first playdate to go to the movies this weekend with a friend he met in class this year. I am kind of worried about a few things. Do I tell the parents when confirming the plans that he has Asperger's or special needs? As far as I know they are unaware of this. I am really afraid that he will talk (loudly) during the movie or that it will just be too loud for him or he will act quirky because it's a new situation. The last time we went to the movies I had to put little pieces of a napkin in his ears to make ear plugs because it was too loud and then he was okay. I had to keep shh-ing him and telling him to sit but after 15 or so minutes he was fine. I really don't know if he will be alright socially without me reminding him how to behave. I was wondering if anyone had any words of wisdom or advice. Thanks!