I am a mum of a 4 year old boy with ASD. He is meant to start kinder next year, and then he will start school at age 6. He is very smart, and already reading and spelling at Grade 2 level.
He is smart, but he struggles with abstract things, socialising and adjusting to change. He does not cope very well to inconsistency, and I have moulded myself around him and his needs.
I was looking forward to him being able to start school, hopefully make friends and be able to be "like the other kids". His speech is getting better, but still not great and he struggles to make himself understood and to understand others. He currently does 2 days a week at day care.
We have the option of enrolling him in to 2 different kinder's. I'm so over the "one size fits all approach" and the staff upsetting him, because he has to fit in like the other kids. He is compliant and very easy to deal with, you just need to understand what makes him tick and how to get him to understand, and he will do what is asked. It seems some staff think they know better than I do and its bad luck for him.
So I have come to the conclusion of "stuff it, home schooling it is". My question is: Does anybody know if home schooled children need to attend a kinder, or can that be done from home too?