My 13yo son is Aspie -- not dx'd until he was 12, before that I had always just assumed ADHD alone. He's socially *gregarious* which fooled me -- I didn't previously realize that Aspie kids CAN be very friendly and social... they're just not very GOOD at it. Heh. He misses lots of social cues. When he was young he was VERY naive, thought all the neighbourhood kids were his best friends, even the ones who were bullies, making fun of him, taking advantage of him by trading their crappy toys for his good ones, etc.
He's always been homeschooled and will continue to be until he chooses otherwise (no sign of that yet!)
I can't imagine him in a public school setting -- not as a young child anyway. As an older teenager, for high school, I can certainly see it working. But not elementary school, not by a long shot. The therapist who dx'd him agrees... of course she supports lots of kids in the public school system (the vast majority of her clients, of course) but she thinks it's GREAT that we're able to much better accommodate his needs at home and without the *severe* social stresses that a school situation places on a socially awkward child.
My nephew, currently 6yo, is also probably Asperger's. A different presentation than with my son but with lots of similarities. He's also homeschooled and has NO desire to even try school, whereas his social butterfly older sister can't WAIT to go. (They've told her she can choose to try middle school, which will be next year... she's really looking forward to it.) My brother and SIL are also totally convinced that home is best for him. :)