"My solution was to leave the system which, for us, was broken/ineffective. If you can't afford to do this for whatever reason, I suggest enlisting the help of an arbitrator -- or an attorney. There are also services for the…"
"My son has Asperger's, although now it's just called Austism Spectrum Disorder. My son grew so many social and team-building skills by participating in Upward Soccer, Basketball and Flag Football. We live in a community where…"
"In third and fifth grade, my son was up until midnight doing homework on a regular basis. It wasn't that he wasn't smart -- he scored 100% on the standardized tests regularly. but something about hte work was giving…"
Sep 14, 2012
Elizabeth is now a member of My Special Needs Network
Skills: these are areas where I have expertise and might be able to help others.
Needs: these are areas where I have questions and will be looking to learn from others.
BALANCE, BODY WORKS, COMMUNICATION, FINE MOTOR, FURNITURE, INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES, POSITIONING, RESOURCES, SENSORY SOLUTIONS, VESTIBULAR ORIENTATION, VISUAL MOTOR
The most valuable piece of advice I would offer to others regarding special needs.
With AS kids, they have a tendency to be misunderstood. Many think they're smart aleks or are being intentionally defiant/disobedient. Many have a deep need to understand the concepts behind social norms and find it nearly impossible to adhere to them without understanding. The same applies to instructions.
What I hope to gain from My Special Needs Network
Further resources to help my son with his sensory overload, focusing and social skills
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