Sebastian is in Cubs Scouts now, but still shows the signs of limited social interaction, we have a small pack of 6 boys and keeping him engaged with the pack is troublesome at times. He plays with the others but does not realize some of the social cues that the others are putting off. He prefers to interact with the Boy Scouts that he knows more. I am not sure if that is because he knows them better or they are doing really cool stuff. He also forgets to check for traffic in parking lots, at events, and even at restarants, unless reminded. He is the kid that suddenly darts into traffic like a deer, and we have to ask why, which shuts down Sebastian for a bit.
He is great with animals and it helps him focus and stay calm. He enjoys spending time with the cats at my house, and makes sure I am taking good care of them, but I know they can not protect him from the outside world he needs to be in. I work to increase his confidence and interactions with people, He still has trouble with simple "Hello" or "Nice to meet you" type interactions. I would like to see if the addition of a service dog would get him into the social self that I have seen a few times when he tells people about his pets or the animals we see.