It is hard for my daughter to make friends because she does not know how to do a one to one interaction and with the lack in communication it makes it hard for her to talk and have pretend play conversations with other kids. I have to find activities, encourage the play and sometimes help with playing. I can say that she has never been invited to someone's house to play. As a group we get invited to play. She has been invited to a few birthday parties but I have always been there to help.
Also it is hard for my daughter to play with someone because I have to be there. With the boys I can drop them off at a friends house and know that they can do things like go to the bathroom on their own. With my daughter I have to monitor things like that, I feel bad if my daughter has a bathroom accident and they have to clean it up. When my boys have friends over they can play and do things by themselves and really don't need help. With my daughter it is not like that. It is constant monitoring. If the friend that is over is another child that is disabled the mom will stay. So know it becomes me entertaining not just another child but a parents as well. Sometimes you just want your child to play with someone to keep them entertained and you don't have to do the constant entertainment.