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Any Parents Home Schooling Their Autistic Children? I Am Looking To Home School My 5th Grader And 7th Grader.

Any Parents Home Schooling Their Autistic Children? I Am Looking To Home School My 5th Grader And 7th Grader.

I am honestly considering homeschooling my children this year. Too many inconsistencies and variables with covid to feel safe to send them in to their in person school. This year its everyone at the same time the buildings, sure they will have a masking policy, but honestly kids especially adhd/asd children touch their faces a lot, and some touch all the surfaces, and masks are challenging. Seeing how it went last year when they had cohorts and masking (non delta variant mind you) we were… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member You asked about online programs for homeschooling. My kiddo prefers hands-on work, so for academics we use a printed curriculum with manipulatives and other resources for homeschooling. However we do supplement with a free online Curriculum called DiscoveryK-12 http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Another (well received for SPED kiddos) free online curriculum that we also resource is called Easy Peasy https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Of course there is the further realm of SPED-related skills to teach that require different resources. Speech, language & articulation, early learning skills, social skills, life skills and so forth. I would be more than happy to suggest more resources, please LMK!

posted about 2 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

First off I believe the question was about who Homeschools their kids ? @A MyAutismTeam Member, I understand your concern along w/ the others. I don't feel you are teaching your kids to fear the world. You are feeling what most of the country is feeling right now-how to stay safe and keep your kids safe while having a stable schedule.

edited, originally posted 2 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member
I totally agree with you.
There are no mask mandates in Mesa, Arizona. The governer has made it illegal to require kids to wear masks in schools. The schools can recommend wearing masks. It is ridiculous. I am keeping my daughter home and homeschooling her. I got a book from Target that is called "Brain Quest" for 5th graders. I just do it her way and not always by the directions. (She also has OCD which causes some issues with the way she does things.) We also have done some things on line but can't recall what the sites are called. Lots of luck to us all.

posted 2 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member Hi there, please be careful about how you phrase your own concerns on this platform. As @A MyAutismTeam Member said, this really is a place for support and sharing of information. If you are looking to deliberate in this way, great! If you are looking to humiliate others, then please take that type of tone and language elsewhere yeah? Let’s keep this place amazing like it is, a safe space to ask questions and support each other’s efforts in making the best decisions possible for their own families. Be well.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Are you on Facebook? There is a group called “Autism and Homeschooling” that has a ton of resources and parents community 😊 I absolutely feel you on the schooling decision and cases and keeping our children safe. I view in person therapy similarly and struggle w that decision

posted about 2 months ago
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