how bad do you think it would get if he even managed to get into a group home? i mean he threatened to bomb/shoot up (dont remember) some place and tried to extort his school (also dont remember) and like you said has pretty much no impulse control, what if someone/something in the group home made him lose it? do you think he'd try and beat the shit out of someone, or even everyone? maybe in a really drastic case try and hurt or kill himself?Nothing wrong with being optimistic.
As they say, autism is a spectrum. "low functioning" autism is usually defined as autism that is somewhat uncontrollable, where the person is unable to control their autism well enough to fit in with other people and improve themselves. Chris, for instance, is high functioning. He is capable of learning new things, and is capable of controlling himself to hold a job. He chooses not to, of course, because lazyness and autism, as well as being influenced by his parents to go on disability instead of working. He possesses the self reflection to recognize his actions are wrong, he just has 0 will to change, largely due to his parents and care-free upbringing rather then his :autism:.
Bryce, OTOH, cant seemingly learn much of anything. Despite going through school, he is severely mal-adjusted to the real world. His writing and actions show a man trapped in his own fantasy world, one that he interprets everything through. Doing the most basic of tasks without a tard wrangler is beyond him, he is still reliant on his parents to do most everything for him, and he is also a loose cannon as shown by his extortion attempt. Chris would have NEVER attempted that by comparison. Bryce has 0 self reflection on any of his actions, and thus his capacity to learn from his actions and others is extremely limited.
I am not familiar with the Australian mental healthcare system. In the US there are group homes and institutions that take in low functioning autistic people, but there are also waiting lists and the quality varies wildly. These people are instead often either taken in by extended family after their parent's death or left homeless on the streets. In some areas there are charities that will attempt to help these people get into section 8 housing, but availability and quality of these charities again varies wildly by state and city.
i really think he's gonna do something and end up on the streets, if not in a few years then definitely when his parents end up passing. unless his sister has the patience to deal with him and can avoid getting molested if it hasnt happened already jesus christ. if she moves away he's completely fucked over.
i'm trying not to but i really feel sorry for this guy