What can a homeschool parent do if her child has been diagnosed with autism? Within the public schools, hopefully the students can get appropriate therapies, but these resources are not as readily available to students who are homeschooled without a lot of personal expense.
The diagnosis of Autism/Asperger’s is becoming more common, and it is not unusual for families with these needs to seek out homeschooling. The home environment can be more conducive for removing distracting stimuli which may be upsetting to a struggling student. It is in the family’s best interest to find out all they can about the condition so that they can maximize the child’s learning processes.
The Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Autism Society of America offers monthly meetings for support and resource information. They also sponsor various conferences, including the 10th Annual Autism/Asperger’s Conference in Glendale, AZ
The topic for the June monthly meeting is The 3 Sensory Perception Systems and how they relate to behavior and academic failure or success.