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    Sorry if this is the wrong place people What would you do?! So ds (assessment on the 10th of oct for asd most likely aspergers mild case) has had reasonable amount of difficulty at school his year but had been doing full days.. Tuesday and Wednesday I picked him up earlier as he wasn't feeling all that well.. I noticed that he was a bit better behaved at home these two days.. I spoke to his teacher who said he had been a lot calmer in the mornings (except for today as she had an interview later morning and he lost it and had a fight with another kid) so now we are thinking next term I get him say an hour earlier? My mum is saying he needs to be at school.. But at the end of the day she can send home work and if he is over it by that time of day then he wouldn't really be "learning" anyway.. And then disrupts the other children? Should I just go with my gut and do this??


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    Personally, I think do what you intuitively think is right for your child, if that means picking him up early, so be it! At least he's at school! Knowing what it's like to have an aspie sibling sometimes you don't do "what's right" for society, you do what is going to limit the number of meltdowns and what makes the child comfortable and happy. I hope for your sake you get the support you guys need, it's a difficult road, but it does get easier, I promise (my bro is 19 and transitioning nicely!).
    Hugs!

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    Modified days (early pick ups, late drop offs) were a common strategy for dealing with behaviour at the school I previously taught at. It worked really well for the reasons you said, and, if you talk to your son's teacher, she can either restructure the days so nothing new is taught in the last hour, specialist lessons can be changed so he doesn't miss out or missed work is sent home. I think it's a great idea. Your mum might not approve in the short term, but if it starts to show results (improved behaviour, better learning outcomes, less behaviour intervention - getting in trouble - then surely she'll have no reason to disapprove?

    Talk to the teacher and admin and get an official plan and monitoring in place so that improvements can be tracked and rewarded too. Good luck and good on you for being so supportive of your son.

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    Thanks girls.. I wanted to try and test this theory but I know it would just put him out especially after school holidays.. I was there for the last hour if school today and he sort of just wanders around when the other kids are on the mat.. It's all quite intriguing to watch.. My concern is that he was a little better as he's a tad under the weather.. It's all so difficult as to what the "right" choice is for him.. I guess once the assessment is done and we have confirmation that it is aspergers then go from there? I've been fighting this for a while I knew something was a little different about him but since school it's just been a whirlwind! Again thanks girls

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