Autism-Only School Environments Yet another article has inspired me to blog about a new topic. Is an autism-only schooling environment better or worse for a child on the autism spectrum? What a great discussion topic. My son was in a typical high school general education environment (a large school). He had two accommodations (down from six or so). In high … [Read more...] about Autism-Only School Environments
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My child with autism will attend a local college at the end of the month. We have decided that most of time he can take a bus to school. This led us to make a suggestion for a summer experiment. What was the suggestion? Practice your bus ride to school. First, we got him a bus card. Next, we showed him the nearest bus pick up/drop off… it is relatively close … [Read more...] about Autism and a Bus Ride
Autism and the In-Between Parenting What is the In-Between Parenting? It’s a term I made up for the following situation. I have an eighteen-year-old with autism. He’s about to graduate high school and attend a local community college in the fall. We do not have a conservatorship with him. What is a conservatorship? It is a legal proceeding where an adult is … [Read more...] about Autism and the In-Between Parenting
Autism and Preparing for an AP Exam What is an AP exam? An AP class is a college-level class taken by a high schooler. The AP exam is the end of the school year exam for that class. An AP class is typically taken junior or senior year of high school. If the student passes the AP exam, the student gets college credit for that class. What about taking the AP … [Read more...] about Autism and Preparing for an AP Exam
To Disclose Autism or Not? What do strangers deserve to know? When was the first time we disclosed our son’s autism? Honestly, only one or two people knew about my son’s autism for the first, well, two years. Yep, that’s right. We kept it to ourselves. And, then we disclosed only to family. Then, years later, we disclosed…well, we disclosed when and … [Read more...] about To Disclose Autism or Not?