Euan's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

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Euan's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 4:45am

I sat down with Euan and we drew this up. His ASD outreach worker is using this to work with his homeroom on awareness of difference and how the children can support Euan, but his ASN teacher was also very impressed and is going to use it with each of his teachers to work out a programme of supports and accommodations in his different classes. I'll let you know how successful that is, but I am very impressed that the school is willing to put in the effort.

I've cut and pasted this below: obviously it is personal to Euan, but it could be used and adapted for most of our kids, I think, and it might be useful for you guys to use if you are encountering a lot of resistance or ignorance about Asperger's/ ASD. What is most useful about it is that it demystifies it AND it offers some solutions (all Euan's own ideas, based on his experiences) and it shows teachers that most of the accommodations he needs are not rocket science, or even particularly hard/expensive/disruptive.

Anyway, hope it is useful for someone. I don't think it has formatted properly under the headings but I am not sure how to fix that! I can always email a copy to anyone separately who wants it

Kirsty & Euan (12, Asperger's Syndrome)

Asperger's Syndrome: A guide

Based on the experiences of Euan Lippmann

"My definition of housework is to sweep the room with a glance"


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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 3:47pm

Euan has come such a long way!

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 7:50pm

That is AWESOME!

Rachel, single mom to

Ingrid
Kale
Daniel
Reagan

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 5:38am
In reply to your dad, your DS was probably doing it for the *opposite* of attention - most ASD kids I know go into meltdown because they haven't developed other coping mechanisms (for whatever it is that has gone wrong, which isn't always easy to ascertain) but actually the *last* thing they want is attention. It's one of the classic reasons that parenting 'rules' that work on NT kids don't work on ASD kids.

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Wed, 12-01-2010 - 2:49pm