This morning I read a blog written by a mother who is homeschooling her special needs child. That triggered a memory of a resource that we used, even though we didn’t choose to homeschool our special needs children. I have several volumes of NATHHAN News yellowing away in my file cabinet upstairs. It was a very rich resource for me.
Another resource that was very helpful, especially for Will, was the Gray Center For Social Learning and Understanding. We created Social Stories for Will to teach him social skills.
We also used this resource to help our school district develop a policy on bullying. This was very helpful as Will entered his later elementary years and middle school. When Will was in middle school, not a lot was written about bullying and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Now, as you can see from the links below, quite a bit has been written.
Thank you for your post, it made me realise how much research we have had to do ourselves over the years and it’s amazing the level of knowledge you develop without even realising it.
Ann Kilter said:
Your therapists can give you reams of information, and it does help. But what you find for yourself is often more useful, and fitted to your child. You know what your needs, with some providential suggestions from others.