Navigating the school system can be a daunting task for parents of autistic children, especially for those doing it for the first time. Luckily, there are many support systems and groups in place to help guide you through this endeavor.
Learn from the parents of an autistic child as they discuss the challenges they have faced working with their daughter’s school.
What We Learned from this Video:
- All states will have educational programs for assisting special-needs children, though these programs may differ from state to state.
- There will likely be training for IEPs in your local area.
- You can use Google and Facebook to find local parent support groups.
- Early intervention is critical, so getting it right on the first try is important. Using support groups with experienced parents can help guide you through the process.
- It is important to start by trusting your teachers. Do not treat them with mistrust out of the gate.
- Expect results. If the child is not showing progress, it does not mean they cannot learn. It means that the IEP needs to be altered.
- Stand up to professionals if they tell you that your child cannot learn. Their knowledge is not absolute.
Ensure that your child’s educational needs are met. Find support groups and work together with teachers to ensure that your IEP is correct. Browse the rest of our videos on education to learn more, and schedule a consultation with Ability Life Solutions for support and help on this journey.