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16 Apr 2009, 7:09 pm

At my school, they teach us the usual basic life skills-type stuff, like filling out job resumes, interview skills, etc.

BTW, my school does have a program for autistic students, and yes, I'm in it.



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16 Apr 2009, 7:41 pm

I am. I have to work longer to get something done, so I need my extended time and my resource period. There is only one other Aspie that I know of at my school though, so it would be a pretty pointless program at my school :P



16 Apr 2009, 7:42 pm

I was in it as a kid. My school helped kids in special ed about life like how to manage money, budget I didn't really need any of it but I was in vocational rehab and I learned to balance a checkbook when I was 15.

My school also had a class called JMG and it was for everyone. I was in it when I was 17.

I remember everyone in my school had to do a resume and list references and we learned about job interviews and what not to ask like don't ask how much you will be making if you get hired. They would also do career day at my school and some people come to our school and tell us about their business. Each of them would be in a classroom telling us about their job and what they do there.



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16 Apr 2009, 8:03 pm

I was in special ed up until I was about 12 and the transition was extremely traumatic and disasterous.

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17 Apr 2009, 7:28 am

I am the "special needs" register at school and have my own IEP. I don't have any other accomodations and I hardly see my mentor.
Although I did have a mentor in maths last year for a few weeks because I was crap at it and I had someone in PE 2 years ago because I was getting picked on and it was just hell.
2 years ago I went to social skills classes with a few other people, most of them are aspies.


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17 Apr 2009, 10:45 am

I was in special Ed up until first grade, then I was on a 504 plan until 8th grade.

I was on my own in high school, and I have much better grades being off the 504 plan than being on it. I'm going to be graduated in 33 more school days! :D



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17 Apr 2009, 6:20 pm

androo4salez wrote:
I was in special Ed up until first grade, then I was on a 504 plan until 8th grade.

I was on my own in high school, and I have much better grades being off the 504 plan than being on it. I'm going to be graduated in 33 more school days! :D
What's an 504 plan? I never heard of it?

In grade 7 and 8, they didn't give me any help whatsoever, and so I was completely unprepared for high school and was in denial about actually needing help when the high school work became hard. I still can't stand the guy who told my mom that "we need to help people who have more problems then your daughter". Idiot, I needed help, even if I wasn't OBVIOUSLY in trouble like a few of the others. Just because I was a good student, they ignored the fact that I needed help with making friends and transitions. *ends rant*



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18 Apr 2009, 12:00 am

ebec11 wrote:
androo4salez wrote:
I was in special Ed up until first grade, then I was on a 504 plan until 8th grade.

I was on my own in high school, and I have much better grades being off the 504 plan than being on it. I'm going to be graduated in 33 more school days! :D
What's an 504 plan? I never heard of it?


What's a 504 plan? Something I NEVER needed, that's what it is, lol.

It's basically where the school and it's faculty will provide someone with a physical or mental disability "tools" for performing up to speed with the other students. I was never "officialy" diagnosed with any ASD (though, an untrained doctor implied that I had HFA. I would later find out, after tons of research, that I don't have HFA, or any ASD or PDD. I'm just an NT with an introverted personality. But I digress...) Here's a link that give a little bit more detail.

http://specialchildren.about.com/od/504s/f/504faq1.htm



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18 Apr 2009, 11:33 am

I was in special ed until about grade 3, then I was suddenly put in Gifted and Talented. My my my, what a change that was.



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19 Apr 2009, 12:09 am

I was "general population special ed", which meant that I didn't have all special ed classes (in fact, during high school I only had two in the course of four years).

In my freshman year, they tried to push me into having all special ed classes, but I was too good for everything they had (especially the English class they wanted me in). It would have been a bad idea because by my senior year I was mostly in Advanced Placement classes. Except for math (I have mild Dyscalculia), which caused me to only get on the honor roll twice when I was in high school despite graduating in the Top 30 of my class.

The two special ed classes I had were: this one class that was essentially a special education version of home ec. and the other was a special study hall (study halls for non IEP students were discontinued the year before I entered high school) which was invaluable because it allowed me to do my homework without having me do it at home where I wouldn't do it no matter how good I was in a class.

Also up to 1/4 of the way through my senior year (where it was decided I no longer needed one), I had an aide. For that 1/4 of the year (and most of my junior year), my aide essentially had nothing to do in most classes because I didn't need his help or prompting and the students and teachers in my History and English classes had no problem when I mentioned semi obscure and on-topic facts like I'm wont do (in fact, it strangely made me one of the most popular kids in school. Not in the "we feel sorry for him" way either since most of the popular kids were also in these very geeky AP classes and had been my friends since middle school and also did the same thing). The only class he came in during was my math class.


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19 Apr 2009, 8:32 am

I spent a couple of years in the EDP class (emotionally disturbed people).

I was tested with a near-genius IQ but I was getting F's in class. The cause (that they couldn't figure out) was that other kids picked on me and created such a hostile environment that I couldn't' function in school.

It wasn't all bad. It was easy classwork and I was around the other "weird" kids who accepted me a whole lot more than any of the kids who weren't in the "retard" class. However, because the classwork posed no challenge, I was moved back out into regular classes.

In all that time, nothing was done to address the abuse I was subjected to, nor did anyone know why I had problems in school. The "expert" psychologist my parents hauled me to said I was just being lazy.

I didn't break a C average until I went off to college where I was encouraged to actually learn and other people were too busy earning good grades to spend all day tormenting me.



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19 Apr 2009, 9:41 pm

roygerdodger wrote:
At my school, they teach us the usual basic life skills-type stuff, like filling out job resumes, interview skills, etc.

BTW, my school does have a program for autistic students, and yes, I'm in it.


*raises hand*

They put me in deep Special Education though. With the kids who were afflicted with such ailments as cerebral palsy and stuff like that. I know it's not their fault but I didn't deserve to have to eat my lunch sitting beside them either. It's my personal right to not want to eat beside them, right? But for five months, I did.. They nearly made me snap, seriously. No wonder schools are dangerous these days.



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19 Apr 2009, 9:57 pm

IIeeee :roll: yaah me too, even rode the little yellow bus.



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24 Apr 2009, 7:04 pm

I'm in special ed, but i hate it, they partronize me and treat me like i'm in 1st grade.


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24 Apr 2009, 8:16 pm

I was in some classes that were special ed but I was in regular stream classes in my middle and high school years with a member from of the Special Education in them sometimes.


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