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Autistic Rights - Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs
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Autistic Rights - Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/11/us/sc....html?_r=0

Wow this is horrible. It goes to show you that the situation for autistic education is really, really bad in this country alone.

Knowing the horrors of SpEd in public education I think many would see private schools as a good alternative but holy fuck there's some shady shit going on.

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But seriously, It's a shame how people disregard the inborn rights of people with disabilities. Not only is school in general specifically designed for abled people, but it's legal for schools to show direct disdain towards disabled students and disabled potential students. They make us outlaws of the classic definition, leaving us at the mercy of the hateful who think we are blameworthy, the ignorant who think we have no potential, and the envious who cannot see the difference between privilege and accommodation.
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(04-12-2017 05:44 AM)StrixDesmodus Wrote:  But seriously, It's a shame how people disregard the inborn rights of people with disabilities. Not only is school in general specifically designed for abled people, but it's legal for schools to show direst disdain towards disabled students and disabled potential students. They make us outlaws of the classic definition, leaving us at the mercy of the hateful who think we are blameworthy, the ignorant who think we have no potential, and the envious who cannot see the difference between privilege and accommodation.

Yeah. Getting sent to special education is kind of like a social death sentence. You're constantly going to get watched and forced into programs you don't necessarily want... my IEP was practically useless.

Also even then the students have very little control over their IEP. And it's really, really difficult to get out of it. Fuck it's cruel.

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I recently read a book by a psychologist who outlines lots of suggestions for how schools, teachers and parents should deal with asperger's kids. Lots of interesting ideas in there... not sure I agree with all of it, but it'd be a huge improvement over what generally happens.

The book is The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood.

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I think treating aspies (or as some of them like to call themselves, spergs) as actual people with human capacities and skills is a step forward. Of course not all people on the ASD spectrum behave the same and some really do have it bad.

I honestly think ASD people should be given more leeway in general. They shouldn't be forced to be in an environment that'll fuck them over.

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