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Can a child with slight autism attend regular school?

If there is such a thing as slight autism....
My son was evaluated today for autism. They said he's too young to diagnose it. He isn't showing too many signs but he does have some sensory issues along with trouble communicating. Does anyone know if he will be able to go to regular school?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:47 PM on Jun. 10, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • there was a movie on lifetime of 2 boys who attended regular school and they were brothers.

    Answer by Dom123123 at 7:52 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • Most likely depends on how he develops from now til then. The key to best success ... early intervention. Take the advice given in the report from his evaluation and I would suggest a separate speech evaluation if you haven't had one done already. Good Luck and feel free to message me anytime!

    Answer by KaylasMiracle at 7:55 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • Yes, children with special needs can attend regular school...He/she might not be in a regular class. Dont worry to much about the future right now, just do the best you can with therapy help your child be the best THEY can be. You dont know, even children with different forms of autism depending on the severity can be in a regular class and pulled out for special help.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 7:55 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • People with slight autism can accomplish amazing things. Remember that girl, Heather I think it was, from that show America's Next Top Model? She was autistic & no one even noticed until she told them.

    Answer by funnyface1204 at 8:01 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • my brother has high functioning autism hes 14 and has always gone to regular school and will be in HS in the fall :) they have teachers aides they can provide for 1 on 1 so they are able to deal with the noisy annoying kids LOL

    Answer by ilovenoah26 at 8:12 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • My son who is 10 has Autism and he's been in regular classes since kindergarden. He has special reading and math classes. I'm so proud of him .So yes he can do it:)

    Answer by twotwinsmom at 8:12 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • If he's high on the spectrum., sure. Mine has Asperger's. There are a few things he needs extra ehlp with, and socialization has been a challenge at times.

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:15 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • yes. most public schools have inclusion clauses and with a good IEP and teacher he/she will be fine.

    Answer by trepsica at 12:35 AM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Slight autism or what they consider an "autism spectrum disorder" is called Asperger's as gdiamante said. Inclusion into a regular classroom is the goal for most school systems. Early intervention is crucial! There is tons of information online. You can help with a lot of the sensory issues, check out a book The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz. It's all about sensory issues written by a teacher/parent. It really explains a lot and will help you understand what the therapists would look at. Good luck, and don't let this POSSIBLE diagnosis scare the bejeebers out of you. Some kids have sensory issues and it doesn't mean they are autistism spectrum disordered, they just need a little help to get on the right track. You did a great thing by having him checked out so early. That means you can start working on whatever the issues are since YOU ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE your son's greatest advocate. Who evaluated him dr? teacher?

    Answer by JawgaMom1 at 7:48 AM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • definately my cousin is autistic and he did great in school he even had regular classes not the special ones he is even going to college!

    Answer by hsammygirl at 12:59 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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