Were you able to get through school without accomodations?

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05 Dec 2015, 8:12 am

Serial drop out myself, 3 times, who knows what I could have achieved with better understanding from both sides. I'm not going back for a fourth attempt.


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05 Dec 2015, 4:14 pm

My "accommodation" growing up was getting berated by my parents anytime I didn't get an A :lol:

I swear to god one time I got chewed out for an A because the teacher made a note that, in addition to doing everything correctly, I was "disruptive" in class. The teacher's note was probably accurate, but it was also in high school.

My sister got "accommodations" just because she never learned how to study, but I got zero quarter for whatever reason--I didn't want or need accommodations, but I could have used a break from time to time.

Thankfully once I went to college my parents didn't care as long as I had something resembling a B average (which is kind of weird because they paid for that, in contrast to going to public school up to that point).

I feel like after a point my parents just got confused and said F it because I was the older "bad kid" out and about drinking and doing drugs like an as*hole but I enjoyed school, always applied myself and got good grades etc, while my sister was a perfect "homebody" child in her down time but just didn't like school and made average grades.

Sorry, this is off topic but s**t was weird.

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31 Dec 2015, 1:13 am

jjacmom wrote:
Just wondering if most people need accommodations at some point to get through all levels of schooling? If you didn't get accommodations, do you feel you would have done better academically?

I received none...during K-12 and in Uni.
If any where avail. to me I was never made aware of the possibility.
My performance would have been even better with accom.

I did TRULY need them...but I was SOL.


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31 Dec 2015, 4:31 am

yes, sort of
but had to jump off the sinking ship
i had the qualification and the entry to engeneering uni
but decision was i had to enter the world with nothing
after all the things i did to help them out :roll:

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31 Dec 2015, 9:10 am

I tend to dislike the idea of accommodations. I think they do a disservice in the long run. Life does not make accommodations for you.

I am constantly taken out of my comfort zone at school and work. It can be challenging, sure, but it has made me a more well-rounded person.

Anyone that never does anything that makes them feel uncomfortable at least a couple times a year is not growing/developing as a person.

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31 Dec 2015, 1:44 pm

I never needed it until now (1st semester College)

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01 Jan 2016, 7:07 pm

I needed accommodations due to my dyslexia & ADD. I even went to a school for dyslexic students from middle of 6th through 8th grade.

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02 Jan 2016, 12:06 am

I've never been formally diagnosed with ASD so never got any accommodations related to that in school. I didn't get any for my depression, anxiety or PTSD either. But to be completely honest, I'm note sure that I would have wanted any for those things. I would definitely have appreciated more support with my dyscalculia.

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03 Jan 2016, 1:41 pm

I never had any accommodations when I was at school, was offered them numerous times but I pretty much told them to shove it because i hate accepting help. Did just fine in the end, passed all of my exams without any help at all.

Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 147 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 64 of 200
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04 Jan 2016, 4:52 pm

I get to leave the room and take a walk whenever I feel stressed. I also get extra time on tests and the option to write tests in another room, but I don't really need this. I wish they would tailor IEPs to people's specific disabilities and the specific accommodations they need, and not give people things they don't need.