June 15 2008 Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter
Just a few days left of school here in Los Angeles for Matthew. I am in the beginning stages of the due process for his school placement. He needs to be in a school that follows the traditional calendar from Sep thru June and not one that has off in Sep and October. Having Matthew on another schedule would disrupt the schooling that Nicholas does with California Virtual Academy. Nick mastered all subjects and got his report card in mail yesterday. There is no foreign language for Middle School so I am shopping around to find something so he can learn another language. That is almost a necessity here in Los Angeles, plus knowing two languages will generate more income when it comes time to seek employment.
I took Nicholas out of his element on Friday and we visited Santa Monica Pier and walked around or several hours by the beach. Somehow he did find a way to talk about animals the whole time, but at least he had a different experience and one he can share with others at camp next month.
Here's the latest article from the Autism Spectrum Disorders site at BellaOnline.com.
Basic Skills Checklists - Book Review
This is a must have workbook for families to prepare for the next school year by following the checklists and assess the child to see what level they are at and chart their progress through the year.
Here are articles to help adjust and prepare for the summer season.
Pool Party Risks to consider this summer:
Fireworks Safety for the Autism Community:
Be Prepared in the event of a dog bite:
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