You’re afraid your child has given up. She has started making excuses to skip school, and her struggles to make friends and fit in with her peers are resulting in lower grades and distaste for learning. If only you could start the spring semester with a clean slate. Although many parents are reluctant to enroll their child in a new...[ read more ]
When Is the Best Time to Enroll a Child with Autism or Asperger’s in a Specialized School?
Is Homeschooling Right for Your Child with Autism?
By Meghan Vivo Children with autism and Asperger’s are highly misunderstood – a fact that makes it difficult for them to get their needs met in public school. Many teachers and school officials lack adequate education about the disorder and do not know how to respond to typical autistic behaviors. Those who are willing to invest in these students may...[ read more ]
“Little Professors” on Campus: Planning for College with Asperger’s
Just a decade ago, few students with Asperger’s syndrome (a high-functioning form of autism) considered college as an option. In fact, few people even knew about Asperger’s. Today, students with Asperger’s are pursuing their dreams of a college education and professional career. As more high school and college admission counselors learn about the specific needs and abilities of these students,...[ read more ]
Asperger’s in Schools
The Bureaucratic Maze Before the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, school districts frequently did not allow handicapped children to enroll. Today legislation such as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, amended in 2004 to become the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, protects the right of handicapped children to a free...[ read more ]