There are any number of advocacy groups to help children with disabilities (diagnosis is crucial to gaining access to services). I recently went to a "Transition Fair" geared towards young adults who are moving from school to life and/or college. There were so many vendors - everyone from advocacy groups, parks & recreation, public transportation, social services, two or three colleges, Goodwill... It was overwhelming but I did come away elated because there are so many options out there for that stage!!! I was glad I went to the fair years before we actually need to know this stuff because I can go again next year and digest more information.
I would also recommend lessons and activities outside the home. It's easy to drown in therapy and doctor appointments. If you have some lessons and activities activities outside the home geared towards your child's strengths, then when you leave the house it's not always, "you need to work on this," - it'll be balanced with "You really rock at this!"
- Mother of an autistic teen
Letting go is tough. It's even tougher when you are a homeschool parent. Being with our children 24 hours a day provides its struggles, yes, but it provides such great joy, as well! There can be success along the way.
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Due to social distancing requirements, and the possibility of further school closures, parents and students are struggling to provide college admission test scores to colleges. You can expect more flexible test options, and most testing sites will try to provide social distancing take-home, high school tests at least for a while. And, while high school tests may not be as prevalent in the
Finding a college is more than watching where your friends and neighbors’ children go to school. Take your sophomore or junior to a college fair and/or search online for the perfect college match for your student. Once you have some possibilities, visit the college in person. Visiting is the only way to see if it’s a perfect match. Try to… Read More
Ahhhh, summer! It's the best season ever! June rolls around and our priorities turn to camping, vacation, snuggling young children, relaxing in a hammock, and reading great books. Have some watermelon, throw something on the grill, and enjoy the water. It's important to take a break, and spend some time relaxing so you are refreshed. Summer time - the living should