Ideas for education, especially for Asperger’s / autistic children ~ from an Aspie / autistic adult

the silent wave

This is one of those posts that might start to play into a “Autistic Utopian” theme.  After all, an educational curriculum/program that is healthy and encouraging for Asperger’s/autistic children is probably a long way off right now.  I get that.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t dream.  It doesn’t mean I can’t advocate.  And it certainly doesn’t mean I can’t start planting seeds.

A while back (about three months ago), I wrote a post in which I described the drawbacks of having been enrolled in mainstream education, without any supports or individual education plans.  This was not my parents’ fault at all; it was a matter of the diagnostic criteria for autism at that time being tangled up in that of childhood schizophrenia and because my behavior wasn’t extreme, I didn’t warrant a psychiatric evaluation at the time and thus, I missed the diagnostic radar completely.  A second pesky detail…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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