Choosing Home: Deciding to Homeschool with Asperger's Syndrome

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Nov 15, 2003 - Psychology - 144 pages
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Martha Kennedy Hartnett is the mother of a child with Asperger's Syndrome who made the courageous choice to homeschool. Emerging from the author's personal experience, this book is a step by step account of successful home education. Choosing Home will take you into the homes of Asperger families as they journey from survival of the playground bully to making it work at home. Hartnett embraces those pertinent questions raised by parents: Will I be limiting my child's emotional and social development? How will I know if my teaching is good enough? What if I can't cope? These questions and many more are answered in this touching and insightful narrative. This is a book of hope and encouragement to all parents with an interest in homeschooling.

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This book is a good read for any parent with a child who has Asperger's, whether or not they choose to homeschool. as there are some wonderful anecdotes than can help you think of ways to work with ... Read full review

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This book confirmed for me, what I knew in my heart--that our child should be homeschooled and the best possible place for our child was HOME. There's no teasing and no bullying at home, and I knew if we could accomplish that, everything else would fall into place.


Chapter 1 Struggling
Chapter 2 The Road Home
Chapter 3 Moving Forward
Chapter 4 Socialization
Chapter 5 Making It AllWork
Chapter 6 Practical Tips
Chapter 7 Burnout
Chapter 8 Stories and Reflections

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Martha Kennedy Hartnett lives in Dover, New Hampshire and successfully homeschooled her AS son for six years. He is now in his third year of college. Formerly on the Board of Directors of the American Hyperlexia Association, she is currently on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Chapter of the Asperger's Association of New England.

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