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post #21 of 25
I just ran across a fascinating Wired article!

The Geek Syndrome

"Autism - and its milder cousin Asperger's syndrome - is surging among the children of Silicon Valley. Are math-and-tech genes to blame?"

- Lillian
post #22 of 25
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Interesting article... I never really thought about the similarities between ASD and dyslexia before, that's fascinating. My sister (BizzyBug's mom) is dyslexic in a big way, always has been. Hm.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Lillian J
There's a book by the homeschool mom of an asperger's son - Homeschooling the Child with ADD or Other Special Needs: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the Child with Learning Differences.
Hey Lillian! I'm so glad you recommended that book! I loved it! Man, I had all these things I planned to write down as notes from the book, but I forgot and returned it to the library. I'll have to check it out again. You were quoted in the book, weren't you?

Can I have your autograph?????
post #24 of 25
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You were quoted in the book, weren't you?

Can I have your autograph?????
Ohmygosh! I'd completely forgotten about that! Yes - the article on vision skills is in there and/or maybe the one on dyslexia??? I don't remember.

Here - this is the closest to an signature sort of font we have here: : Lillian

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post #25 of 25

I'm an aspie and therefore my future child will also likely be an aspie. I was homeschooled and while the way my mother handled it didn't work in many ways for me, there are some elements I'd love to be able to offer to my child (science! art! gardening! many museum visits! going to the theater!). However, I started PS in 6th grade and it took me probably until high school to be able to form decently healthy friendships and I still struggle with some social things like texting, twitter, small talk with people I don't know well, etc. I'm worried that if I homeschool my future aspie, she'll be extra slow, even for an aspie, in picking up what's appropriate to say when, how to handle different social situations, etc. My family is currently 3 adults (me, my platonic partner, and her DP) and we'll all work with her on socialization, but I worry about not having other kids around. Also, we live in the country, which can be isolating for children. Do you think part days at public school supplemented with classes at home would be a good compromise? Or should I just put her in full time?

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