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|Sun, 09-28-2003 - 11:03pm|
What I mean by getting worse is I'm starting to notice him sticking out more socially. Like Renee's son, he's very sociable, appears sympthatic, and will get upset if you tell him he hurt someone's feelings, but none of these things come without him being told. For example one of his friends told him his mom's car was 10 feet long. My son argued with him and argued with him until his friend said "lets agree to disagree" and told my son to drop it. My son wouldn't give up because he needed proof but he didn't come across that way (good thing my friend is a school social worker and knows how to handle my son - she's one of two people besides me and my parents who can handle him).
He's getting more literal, more rigid, and it's become clearer to him that he's not like the rest of the other 4th graders, which makes him act up and out much more. It's getting a little rough around here.
The school was supposed to form a social skills group, but can't for whatever reason. I looked into a private Asperger School about an hour away from my house that has an amazing program for high IQ Asperger kids. The school is all about teaching them solutions to cope in the non-Aspie world and at the same time working within each child's own strenght and weaknesses to obtain success. They also have a very strong college prep program and good college placement.
I am thinking of moving him to a private school for 7 -12 grades because I know he won't survive in a non-structured environment with many transitions. If any of you moved your child out of public school, when did you do it.
Any help would be appreciated, as always.