Special needs kids

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      On 3/15/08, Tracy Feuer <tracyfeuer@hotmail.com> wrote:

      > I have a special needs child somewhere on the autistic spectrum probably

      > auspergers. Sounds a lot like the little girl who was having the fits. My

      > dd did that as a toddler. We tried to place her in special ed. she went to

      > special ed preschool but because they were overloaded by dd was shoved out

      > of the system because she was intelligent and they said her disability was

      > not affecting her ability to learn.

      >

      > She went to regualar Kindergarten where she was beaten up every day shoved

      > down the stairs, pushed off the stage the final straw was when her face was

      > scraped across the asphalt on the playground. We tried Christian private

      > school for six weeks but that school was full of kids who had been expelled

      > from public school DD was even more abused by the kids there.

      >

      > By the way is seemed that the admin. in both schools were completely

      > powerless to control the bullies. Special kids are easy targets.

      The best school that I found for my oldest was a charter school. Tho

      he was never a target that I know of at any school he was in. He was

      in special ed all the time but was never in a “special ed” room. But

      was mainstreamed with the other kids. Once I got him into the charter

      school he did get better services and the teachers for the most part

      were willing to give him less work. For example in math he had to do

      everyother problem instead of all of them. If it was writing and the

      teacher wanted 3 pages at first he only had to do one because that was

      very very very hard for him. But as he got better she upped it to a

      page and a half or two pages depending on the topic. In high school it

      was the same but there he got a laptop to use to do his wringing on

      and that really helped him as his writing is so bad he can’t even read

      it.

      > We started homeschooling her. She really thrives under structure and she

      > knows just what to expect in homeschool. With the homeschooling and

      > structure her melt downs are very few. When she does get overwhelmed at

      > home she can stop for a while and take a break. We have a wonderful church

      > and our childrens pastor has an autistic child she has created programs that

      > allow these children to participate with the other chidlren in the church

      > activites as well as educate the other children about special needs and how

      > they can help.

      >

      > Homeschooling does not allow me to work out of the home so I have had to

      > become very frugal I will send that info in another post. I think having

      > special needs children is directly connected to this frugal group because

      > special needs kids are expensive and we need all the help we can get.

      >

      > Tracy in VA

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