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I devour books on homeschooling and autism lately.

I’ve also been devouring starbucks again. I should stop that (the latte, not the books)

Saw fertility clinic today, had a surprise vaginal exam (wheeeeeeee).

Will have follow up in 2 months. Would be lovely if I was pregnant by then, but who knows.

Weight loss…. woefully stalled, fixing that immediately.

On to our evening.

Miss H was called ‘higher functioning than high functioning autism, she has aspergers’ tonight. By a spec ed teacher. I don’t think people understand that having aspergers means you simply have a very high functioning form of autism. Miss H has been temporarily been dxd as ‘pervasive development disorder’ and will see a specialist shortly.

I was also informed (by this well meaning friend of my mother) that she was really well socialized , we were doing such a great job and I should put her in school right away.

Full stop.

Whiskey. Tango Foxtrot.

So… she’s well socialized, happy, bright, learning and coping well but I should immediately put her into the public school system? Why exactly? She is the way she is BECAUSE she is homeschooled, not in spite of it. She is happy and socialized and capable because we have raised her to be this way, not to doubt herself, to have confidence in her own abilities and to ask for help when she struggles.

I spent the balance of the evening listening to stories of how other teachers are teaching so poorly. How the school is screwing up this student and that student.

Imagine that.

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  1. as a mother of a son with aspergers, if homeschool is already working for you, keep on with it. public school was the worst thing for our son, we wish we had never tried it.

    • Homeschooling has been a huge help for Miss H, she has a lot of freedom when we choose the direction of certain subjects which allows us a little compromise when we focus on the things she doesn’t enjoy.

      She has a lot of friends and doesn’t spend so much time that she becomes bored with them (as Asperger children are prone to doing)

    • Homeschooling has been a huge help for Miss H, she has a lot of freedom when we choose the direction of certain subjects which allows us a little compromise when we focus on the things she doesn’t enjoy.

      She has a lot of friends and doesn’t spend so much time that she becomes bored with them (as Asperger children are prone to doing)

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