Sending your autistic child to a public or private school isn’t the only educational option you have. Many families that have a child on the spectrum choose to homeschool their child for a variety of reasons. Some families have always envisioned that they would homeschool any children they have and although autism wasn’t planned, it doesn’t change their desire to homeschool.
Other families may be homeschooling out of necessity as opposed to desire. Whether the school setting was too much for the child, bullying was an issue or any other reason – some families have chosen to bring their spectrum child back home to receive their education.
This time of year is the traditional back-to-school time but for those that homeschool, back-to-school is a bit different. The article, Autism Homeschooling Resources, touches on homeschooling a child with an autism spectrum disorder. This next article, Autism Education Choices, discusses a variety of educational options for children with autism.