We’re giving serious thought to homeschooling at least 1 of our 2 kids with #Autism, that are still in school

Full disclosure. I’m exhausted and having a hard time putting thoughts together tonight. I’m going to try and make this as coherent as possible but no promises.

Lizze and I are seriously talking about the logistics of homeschooling the boys. Between Emmett’s inability to wear clothes and Elliott’s emotional struggles that are the result of several things related to school and severe anxiety. The main concern is Emmett though because his struggles physically prevent his attendance. Things with Elliott could be corrected with proper intervention within the school.

The idea of homeschooling the boys is not something we take lightly, even in the it’s just a possibility phase of talking. There are so many potential downfalls to homeschooling but at the same time, there is a substantial upside as well.

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Some of the concerns we have in regards to homeschooling are related to social interactions with peers, whether or not we are capable of doing this and if it’s truly in the best interest of the boys.

The upside to this would be that clothing issues won’t prevent Emmett’s education. Elliott also wouldn’t have to deal with some of the things he dealing with at school and suffering the emotional fallout as a result. We wouldn’t have to deal with the boys trying to deal with things they simply are unable to deal with either. The massive meltdowns over getting dressed are killing us and they certainly aren’t good for Emmett.

What I don’t want to do is rush into anything. We’ve never homeschooled before but we have researched it quite a bit over the years.

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I don’t know if it would do more harm than good or if we would be able to provide them with a solid education, that helps prepare them for the real world.

The last few days have been really bad, especially for Emmett.


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