Special Needs - Autism
Homeschooling with special needs. Links and resources for homeschooling the autistic child.
Do you homeschool your child with autism? Sharing your story can help other parents in the same situation. Do you have a "golden nugget" to share or maybe an encouraging word? What advice would you give to someone considering homeschooling their autistic child? What methods have worked for you? What has been your biggest obstacle?
Autism is affecting us everyday in many ways. Here are resources to assist families in learning about autism and tips for homeschooling your child with autism.
Today (Wednesday, April 2nd) is the first World Autism Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations, and even CNN will be dedicating the day to the topic. This is an interesting day for our family because our son Nathan was diagnosed with Autism in August 2007 at the age of 26 months.
Early Intervention - Getting a Diagnosis. Nobody knows your child like you do. If you have concerns about your child, do your homework. Read everything you can. Know your rights. You must be your child's advocate.
Julee, who also wrote the Homeschool Daze Blog, shares her journey with her son that was diagnosed with Autism at 23 months.
Some say there is an epidemic of Autism, some say there isn't. I definitely lean toward the epidemic side. Statistics show that 1 in 150 children are on the autistic spectrum, when a mere 20 years ago, it was 1 in 10,000. This Homeschooling Carnival was centered around an Autism theme.
First Signs is dedicated to the early identification and intervention of children with developmental delays and disorders.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism.
Vincent Iannelli, M.D., your About.com guide to Pediatrics, has many resources on Autism.
About.com Guide, Lisa Jo Rudy, has information about the Autism Spectrum, including Autism, PDD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger's and Rett Syndrome.
The purpose of this site is to guide you to the key issues associated with autism spectrum disorders. There is a growing awareness of the nature of autism and the kinds of approaches to diagnosis, treatment and care that are likely to be effective in meeting the needs of autistic individuals and their families.
An excellent overview of autism from the Autism Society of America.
In 1993, a neurologist diagnosed my then two-year-old son, Alex, as autistic. He informed me, with a solemn face, that his IQ would peak between 65 and 70. Preposterous, I thought. By Melissa Wagner.