School for Teens with Asperger’s

While my child is not on the autism spectrum, I was fascinated by this TV news report on a west coast school for teens with Asperger’s Syndrome. So many kids with autism, SPD, ADHD, and other biologically based learning differences have to put forth a Herculean effort to learn in a typical school environment. It seems to me that we should have more schools devoted to helping kids who have a certain set of weaknesses and strengths so that they can focus on learning what they have to learn and doing it in an environment that is supportive in every way.

Does your child’s classroom have carpeting and no bells, as in this school? My intermediate school, which my son will attend, was a newer building and it had these sensory friendly features. It was so wonderfully quiet that even with my difficulty blocking out background noise I was able to do self-study math in the back of the room while the teacher taught the other kids the standard curriculum in the front of the class. With sensory kids, the environment of the classroom and other school areas, such as the cafeteria, really matters!

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Filed under autism and sensory issues, learning differences, schools, sensory processing disorder, special education, teenagers and sensory issues

One response to “School for Teens with Asperger’s

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leavinga comment.

    I have heard of the school in this post before, seen the article, and a sensory-friendly school would be such a great option for our kiddos. Especially mine! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing,
    Hartley
    http://www.hartleysboys.com

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