Mainstream School and Autism

By Guest Blogger and Options Team Member, Barbara Bradford

I have a 19 year old granddaughter who is on the autism spectrum.  She was diagnosed with Aspergers when she was in eighth grade, the last year she was able to manage traditional school. Her mother, my oldest daughter, posted this article on Facebook, writing ” Please take a few moments to read this today and reflect on how our schools, and our society at large, can do better in supporting and accepting autistic people.  The don’t need to be fixed or cured.  They just need to be loved and supported for who they are, not punished, blamed or shamed for non-typical behaviors that arise from their disability, with no understanding of why they are behaving differently. I hope reading and maybe sharing this essay will be a small step toward better understanding.”

https://faithmummy.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/a-day-in-mainstream-school-for-my-autistic-daughter/

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Author: optionsforcollegesuccess

Options for College Success is incorporated as a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization. The population we serve are young adults with learning challenges and disabilities. Our program focuses on six areas of a student's life. We take an individualized approach to ensure that each student is able to realize their full potential. No cutting corners, just the help they need when they need it. www.optionsforcollegesuccess.org 847.425.4797

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