Choosing Home: Deciding to Homeschool with Asperger's Syndrome

By Martha Kennedy Hartnett | Go to book overview

CHAPTER EIGHT
Stories and Reflections

The decision to withdraw an Asperger’s child from school and start home education does not have to be a scary one. Input from parents who have already been through the process can be very helpful. Just knowing that others have confronted the change and used homeschooling to bring a better life to their children is a great gift. Every family and situation is different, yet there are few regrets associated with homeschooling. The influence of this choice on the people involved is remarkable.

James is now a very successful student at an art college located about thirty miles from home. He has his own car and commutes daily. His social life revolves around art and he particularly enjoys attending the shows of local artists. As he meets more and more people with similar interests, James’ world broadens, his social skills improve and he

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Foreword 9
  • What Is Asperger’s Syndrome? 13
  • Preface 17
  • Chapter One - Struggling 19
  • Chapter Two - The Road Home 34
  • Chapter Three - Moving Forward 42
  • Chapter Four - Socialization 51
  • Chapter Five - Making It All Work 61
  • Chapter Six - Practical Tips 72
  • Chapter Seven - Burnout 85
  • Chapter Eight - Stories and Reflections 92
  • Resources 109
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