My son has Special Educational Needs with some processing difficulties but is very high functioning in many ways. He can't go out and socialise on his own and is becoming more and more isolated. His Xbox has become his only social outlet in many ways. This has been largely okay up until now but he has just moved into mainstream Secondary school (UK) and many of his friends are doing other things away from gaming now which he cannot do.
We have found many of the new players he has become involved with through mutual friends and do not understand his issues are being very mean and doing things like deliberately killing him and then kicking him off for no reason. My son is becoming more and more distressed by this as he does not understand how cruel some people can be. He is very innocent, fiercely loyal and only sees the good in people.
My question is : Are there any specific online communities (either within Minecraft) or Xbox Live that cater for kids with similar issues to my son?
In the meantime if anyone wants to play with him you would be rewarded with a bright, witty, happy guy willing to play hard and learn. I will supply his Gamertag on request.