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Old 06-03-12, 23:13
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Hi, I am looking for advice, I have a 12 year old daughter with aspergers syndrome. She has struggled from the very start of school life with social difficulties and exstreme anxieties. She struggles so much making friends, social que and her school work-load. I have now got to the point where I feel I may be doing her more harm than good sending her to school every day. I am seriously thinking about home education, but don't have a clue where to start or if its the right thing to do! The school have been understanding to a certain degree, however with 1600 pupils they don't have the resources for her indiviual needs. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Old 07-03-12, 10:54
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Hi Donna,

There are many different approaches to home education you can take. When I took my son(12), a fellow aspie out I spent about a year not doing very much to be honest because he needed that time to chill out and deschool. After that it was very fluid and led by his own interests. For example he loves current affairs and so pursuing this naturally led to encompassing Geography, History, English, Economics and R.E. The only really structured bit of our time was when I was teaching him "Life Skills" such as cooking, how to budget, pay bills, how to deal with public transport etc which I hoped would enable him to be confident and independent - but even during this time he was learning about chemistry, biology, maths.

Take your time, relax and have fun.

Also http://www.aspergersupport.org.uk/ were helpful to.

Good Luck with whatever you decide to do.

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