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Considering Homeschooling Your Child on the Autism Spectrum?

Some Helpful Hints and Suggestions For Parents

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Build in, and schedule time for, alone-time with your spouse. This may include monthly “dates”—dinner, movie, etc., “lights out” for all children after 9 PM, parents-only time after dinner, for example. It is important to have this time alone as a couple.

Schedule activities for the stay-at home parent for social and intellectual stimulation activities. It can be very isolating to be home with a homeschooled child 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Trust yourself as the parent. Believe in what you do. You know your child better than anyone, so trust that you know what is best for him or her. Know that you truly want to do this, and commit to it. But remember that it is not a life sentence, and you can change your mind if homeschooling does not work out for you, your child, and your family.

WebMD Feature from “Exceptional Parent” Magazine

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