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When Is the Best Time to Enroll a Child with Asperger’s in a Specialized School? You’re afraid your child has given up. She has started making excuses to skip school, and her struggles to make friends and fit in with her peers are resulting in lower grades and distaste for learning. If only you could start the spring semester with a clean slate.


Although many parents are reluctant to enroll their child in a new school, particularly in the middle of the school year, the best time to get help for a child is at the first sign of social or academic difficulties. In the absence of specialized services, these struggles don’t generally resolve on their own. The spring semester often brings the same frustrations as the fall semester. In many cases, a change of school environment is necessary to establish healthier patterns and achieve greater social and academic success.


Children with Asperger’s who are already discouraged after the fall semester – refusing to go to school and struggling so much socially that they aren’t advancing academically – are not likely to make necessary changes in the spring. If the child follows the same routine with the same classmates, it is likely that the only thing changing is the year on the calendar.


A Smooth Transition Transitions can be a challenge for teens with Asperger’s Syndrome, but specialized programs are accustomed to managing transitions and helping students thrive in a new environment. After the initial adjustment period, most teens breathe a sigh of relief when given a chance to start over. They are surrounded by children who are like them and share similar needs, such as small classroom sizes, extra one-on-one guidance, and manageable homework assignments.Â


A New School for the New Year For teens on the brink of academic failure, attending a specialized school for Asperger’s mid-year gives them the time and space they need to redeem themselves for the next school year. In small classes with plenty of individualized attention, students aren’t at risk of falling through the cracks or failing to get their needs met.


We believe in connecting families to the necessary resources in order to help individuals on the spectrum succeed in dayto- day life. To learn more about specialized residential programs for adolescents needing professional help, please call the toll free number at (844) 211- 1356.

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