Speaking of Camps

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Speaking of Camps
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Thu, 05-13-2010 - 6:34am

a friend of mine told me yesterday she's putting her 13 YO DS with ADHD in a camp with kids whose issues are along the same spectrum.

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 10:27am

< Are you saying the people who will accept him for who he is are the "mainstream" children?
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 05-13-2010 - 3:23pm
It seems like you know a lot of people who are either lousy parents who don't support their kids' education properly or who have bad values.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-13-2010 - 3:05pm

Are you saying the people who will accept him for who he is are the "mainstream" children?

 

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Thu, 05-13-2010 - 1:50pm

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 05-13-2010 - 1:26pm

" i think where he belongs is with peers who will accept him for who he is not his difference.

Which is much more likely at a camp like you describe than any sort of run of the mill camp.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 05-13-2010 - 1:26pm
Will he not be with his peers at this camp?
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-13-2010 - 12:24pm

time will tell.

 

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Thu, 05-13-2010 - 12:15pm

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-13-2010 - 11:37am

you raise a good point too.

 

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Thu, 05-13-2010 - 11:27am
The downside of academic mainstreaming for kids with disabilities is that they can feel isolated socially. This sounds like a great opportunity for him to connect with other kids like him. As long as he wants to go, I don't see the issue. I also think that overnight camps can be a blast for that age group. My 13-yr-old has been going to horse camp for several years and is going again this summer. It's the highlight of her summer.

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