Originally Posted by mothersuperior
My daughter was diagnosed at 16. she is now in her late 20's. We tried very hard to keep her in school to graduate but she couldn't stand HS and left at 19. Her SE teachers were generally very helpful and tried many different things with her. Her regular teachers were horrible and treated her as though she was very spoiled when she could work in certain environments. I tried the best I could but my daughter didn't tell my the extent of the verbal and emotional abuse until several years after she quit. It is a shame because she is very bright and could easily have gone on to more advanced education. Her school experience has left her with a very negative view of schooling in general.
I really think that having a Asperger's diagnoses is very difficult for these children. Because of their inteligence , they usually are not considered for special education services , then fall through the cracks because their is not any support for them at school
I really believe that these kids DO need support in their education despite having a average to above average IQ.
my son got the autism diagnoses. He is to me, high functioning. He is verbal, but his IQ is significantly low. But having the diagnoses , he has been able to attend smaller classroom sizes and was able to be in the Special day classess.
the only sad thing about this is he only wil get a certifficate that he completed High School, not a regular graduation certifficate.
I was told that he could attend a community college with the certifficate , but it would need to be something specialized to meet his needs. All his special needs teachers have been wonderful, expect one.