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High Functioning Aspergers Mommyto5 boys 5 kids; Arizona 256 posts
21st Jun '13

My oldest Son was enrolled in a Summer school program to prepare him for Kindergarten. He absolutely loves going. But I was called in by the principle and was told that my son would not be suitable for a public school setting and that we needed to look at our other options for schooling him because of his aggressiveness. We took him to an academy for kids with special needs for an interview to see if he would be accepted into the school for kindergarten. While waiting for the interview he was drawing a very detailed picture. The woman that was to conduct the interview took one look at the picture and said that he could start that year. We sat down for the interview and she talked about how advanced my son was, and recommended that we have him evaluated for High Functioning Asperger's. She said that he showed all the signs of having it. We had to do a sensory profile on him for the school and are waiting to hear back from them. Monday we have an appointment with his doctor. Another topic I'm at a loss for words with....

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
21st Jun '13

He can't go to K cause he's aggressive?! What has he been diagnosed with? A school can't discriminate against a child like that :?

L&J ♥ +1 Due August 29 (boy); 2 kids; New Jersey 7228 posts
21st Jun '13

Have you suspected he had something wrong with him previously to the school bringing it to your attention? I would talk to his pedi about it and see what they think.

L&J ♥ +1 Due August 29 (boy); 2 kids; New Jersey 7228 posts
21st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" He can't go to K cause he's aggressive?! What has he been diagnosed with? A school can't discriminate against a child like that :?"</blockquote>



I was thinking the same thing.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
21st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting L&J ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" He can't go to K cause he's aggressive?! What ... [snip!] ... diagnosed with? A school can't discriminate against a child like that :?"</blockquote> I was thinking the same thing."</blockquote>



Even here we have a special school for severely special needs children but they can't MAKE the parents send their child there. Every child has the right to public education.

Mommyto5 boys 5 kids; Arizona 256 posts
21st Jun '13

for being 5 he is extremely smart. If he watches it be done he knows how to do it. For example we took a box fan apart to clean it. We caught him (at 3 years old) taking the fan apart (even down to the electrical components) after 30 minutes of disassembling it, he reassembled it and showed us that it worked. (we do NOT condone messing with electricity as to which we plugged the fan in). If given access to tools he will disassemble and reassemble anything that he can. Babysitters would refuse to watch him because he would take apart their furniature (which he couldn't put back together because it was too heavy). The daycare called me one day because after 10 minutes of being in the bathroom he disassembled their toilet and they had to call a plumber to fix it. at 5 years old he knows his entire alphabet (upper and lower case) can write 100+ words and given a few minutes and figure out what most words are by looking at them. He is very advanced. But he does not do well in groups of people. By himself he is just fine, but when in groups of people he gets very aggressive, wont listen to instructions, refuses to cooperate, and will hide. We are taking him to the pedi Monday and hoping for some answers.

afantastic 2 kids; Dallas, Texas 588 posts
21st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommyto4.5:</b>" My oldest Son was enrolled in a Summer school program to prepare him for Kindergarten. He absolutely ... [snip!] ... waiting to hear back from them. Monday we have an appointment with his doctor. Another topic I'm at a loss for words with...."</blockquote>



My brother was just diagnosed with a form of aspergers. He goes to public school. The school systems here have a lot of autism assistance. My brother is 14 however, but he has always acted out and had ticks. But he goes to regular classes and has a special social class and special meetings with the counsellors.



It shocks me that the public school said your child "couldn't" attend there. Oh, and by the way it takes a year to diagnose aspergers. They have to weigh the development and behavior of the child over a long period of time. The public school system diagnosed my brother, my mom also paid for a specialist to do an independent study, but they had the same results.



But, I do want to say that my brother acted out for years as a small child, but I think that could have been curbed with an early diagnosis. Structure and patience are best with a child with aspergers. Oh, my brother is extremely intelligent, but very socially awkward and has major difficulties with empathy and reading body language. He has out bursts that could leave a person crying, but once you realize what those out bursts are its easier to take them less personal and work on developing better communication for your child.



Anyways, good luck. I'm glad you found a school that accepts your child.