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A feelgood story

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bochead Thu 13-Jun-13 10:28:42

blog.coursera.org/post/51976868541/not-impossible-the-story-of-daniel-a-17-year-old-with?utm_campaign=2013-june-newsletter&utm_date=1370887502&utm_source=newsletter&utm_user=2988952&utm_medium=email&utm_variant=34564

An uplifting blog entry of an autistic teenager's experiences with online learning. This lad is one with limited speech & classic autism, not the standard media stereotype "Aspie genius", so I found it especially heartening iykim. They've stated what the challenges have been.

(Been suffering from a bit of the ol' my cousins, sister's daughter became a rocket scientist in real life iykwim recently).

It also reminded me (at a time when perhaps I needed reminding!) that it's about finding the medium by which our children can learn and the environment in which they can thrive. Also that perhaps my desire to challenge the culture of low aspiration isn't totally insane.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 13-Jun-13 10:43:36

Very encouraging indeed, thanks smile

tryingtokeepintune Thu 13-Jun-13 11:27:49

Thanks you. Really needed this today.

zzzzz Thu 13-Jun-13 11:50:04

Just what I needed.

thanks

TapselteerieO Thu 13-Jun-13 12:48:24

Totally lovely, brought tears to my eyes.

"Not impossible" should be the mantra of everyone involved with ASN and breaking down the stigma attached to people with or without dx.

Bochead keep up your "desire to challenge the culture of low aspiration" it definitely "isn't totally insane."

This is my worry for my ds and making me consider home-ed, which is terrifying but might be the only way to help my ds achieve his potential....

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