Right now, in the My Autism Help Forums, we have a discussion going on about a child with Aspergers, trying to pass the swim test for the Boy Scouts of America.
This child is having a really rough time passing this test and his mother is afraid that he’s going to give up.
It seems that the Boy Scouts are reluctant to make accommodations for him. I don’t believe that it’s mean spirited. I think it’s more a concern over setting a precedent. I honestly can’t blame them because I could imagine the complaints from other parents about fairness.
They are currently working together to try and come up with a solution.
This has got me wondering if this type of thing is preventable. I mean, should we have some type of IEP for outside of school?
I can imagine there would be both positives and negatives to that idea. I’m not suggesting that we give a special needs child an advantage. Instead, I’m asking whether we should level the playing field?
Do you think that special needs kids deserve special consideration?
I would love to get your thoughts on this and also your help in the My Autism Help Forums.
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