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EDUCATING SUPERHUMANS – THE ASPIE SPECTRUM
—“Curt, you mentioned once childhood for aspies is miserable, but affords one superior information processing in adulthood. My question is: how do you help an aspie kid through childhood relatively unscathed so they can become functioning adults?”–Francis Zhou
Home schooling, lots of reading. it’s that simple.
MASS EDUCATION IN THE CURRENT MODEL IS VERY VERY VERY BAD FOR YOU!!!!!!!
by Luke Weinhagen
We are doing this very thing.
Homeschooling puts the tools in your hands to teach to where the kids are at, rather than aggravate their disorientation trying to force them into learning styles.
Check your local area for support organizations. (for example, this our local coop – https://herohomeschool.org/)
We’ve had really good success with the Davis Program supporting the Aspie learning in our house. They put Dyslexia on the same spectrum and have adapted their Dyslexia tools to work with broader aspie kids audience.
Their focus is putting the responsibility for learning, and the tools for learning, in the kid’s hands. (https://www.dyslexia.com/ – and – http://www.davisautism.com/)
There are other systems out there as well if this one is not a good fit. The important thing is to get your child access to tools they can use.
If you are in the US, swing by the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (https://hslda.org) to navigate the laws in your area and get help finding additional resources.