Moms and Dads with AS. Dropping kids off at school.

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Triangular_Trees
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19 Sep 2007, 10:10 am

The reason its looked down upon is any child who is held back a grade is significantly more likely to drop out of school before graduation, than a child who is advanced, and say put in special ed.

I know Pennsylvania has a special school that goes year round, 6 days a week, designed to getting kids who failed, expecially those who failed more than one grade, back up to their grade level. Then once they do that they are returned to their home school



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21 Sep 2007, 5:53 am

Why the big stigma about "dropping out". Not all kids are academically bright and there should be alternatives such as trade school for them.

All the same, I think the school you mention would be helpful for those children who might have started school before they were really ready or who have learning difficulties that can be ameliorated with specialised attention.


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21 Sep 2007, 6:31 am

Nellie wrote:
This is usually enough to completely wear me out for the rest of the day.


Me too-- I make a point to avoid conversation and eye contact so that I'm not half dead by the time I get home. I'm sure everyone at the school thinks I'm a terrific snob but the truth is that it would exhaust me to interact with anyone. I also use my kids as shields-- I let them do the talking if possible while I linger in the background.

It is SO hard and it's nice (well, not nice, but you know what I mean) to see someone else suffers from something that would appear to be so simple. I have felt like such a freak up to this point.



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21 Sep 2007, 5:08 pm

Apatura wrote:

I also use my kids as shields-- I let them do the talking if possible while I linger in the background.

It is SO hard and it's nice (well, not nice, but you know what I mean) to see someone else suffers from something that would appear to be so simple. I have felt like such a freak up to this point.


I could've written that myself!


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