Looking for some advice, little man is seven and about to start year 3 in September, he is high functioning and attends mainstream school. For the past 12 months he has been suffering severe anxiety about school which occasionally causes depression, I have decided to give him until Christmas and see how he goes but if he doesn't improve or gets any worse I will be taking him out of school and teaching him myself at home, I have been looking on line but the amount of information is overwhelming so I'm hoping some of you might be able to help, I think my main concern at the moment is that he won't be socialising with other children his age, anyway any info or advice would be great.
Hello. I home educate my 12 year old with ASC and relate to a lot of what you describe. There's a home ed board on here that found really useful. Have a look under education.
Best advice I can give you is get on your local FB home ed groups. We find loads of stuff on ours. We could be out in social situations with other home ed kids every hour of the day if we wanted to. There's so much going on . Whereabouts in the UK are you?
Try posting on the home ed board on MN as well, Becky: it's a mine of information.
I home educated my older son (Aspergers) for a year or two. It certainly helped reduce his anxiety, but he refused to attend any home-ed groups, so the socialising didn't work so well. I think it would have been easier if we'd done it when he was younger, though.
Thank you I'll give that a try, little man doesn't really socialise well, he doesn't have any friends in school or out but I would be happy if I could find a group were he could just play along side other children for a few hours a week just to put my mind at ease iykwim
Hey Beckyr86 I know this post is a few years old now but I was wondering what decision you made? My DS is in Year 5 now and on the ASD pathway. He is having such a terrible time at school. DH and I are seriously considering taking him out. We are in Liverpool and know NOTHING about the home schooling situation in this city!