Here are some favorite resources for parents of autism spectrum homeschool teens.
Resources for Parents of Autism Spectrum Homeschool Teens
The US Center for Disease control estimates that 1 in 88 children born in the US are somewhere on the autism spectrum. That’s a lot of kids with a lot of parents needing resources. However, these days there are more resources available for homeschooling parents.
Also, at the same time an increasing number of people understanding that autism can be accepted as neurodiversity rather than an illness. 7Sisters has worked to make sure our Psychology curriculum updates include this understanding.
So, based on my service as a homeschooling advisor and a mental health counselor, I’ve accumulated a few resources to help. Can you add some more?
- Aspergers Experts
- I love these guys. They really help teens understand themselves and adults understand what’s going on with their teens.
- Autism Parenting Magazine. Check out their lovely post on social stories.
- Excellent advocacy and research organization. Lots of good information and resources.
- Brings interviews and also blogs by some of my favorite people like Temple Grandin and Russell Barkley. (They cover a range of different special needs topics.)
- Innerbody.com has an excellent, detailed post on how autism can affect sleep.
- The Mighty
- The Mighty has tons of great how-to posts like this one on handling aggressive behaviors.
- Our Crazy Adventures in Autismland
- Sped Homeschool
- Sunshine Behavioral Health
- Has an interesting post and access to therapists.
- Temple Grandin’s Resources
- Dr. Grandin, who is on the spectrum herself, has done an amazing job collecting resources on sensory training, social skills, and more by various people. Check out her catalog.
- BTW- The movie about Temple Grandin is fabulous.
- Verizon’s post on Assistive Technology Resources for Autism
- HSLDA’s Special Needs Resources
- They have helpful resources for homeschooling families with children with special needs.
Facebook Pages that are encouraging:
Also, check out this marvelous post about communication with young people on the autism spectrum.
There are tons of various resources on 7Sisters Homeschool Special Needs Pinterest Board.