“What are your hopes for the;twins?” The developmental psychologist sitting
across;from me;watched as;my;4-year-old
“I want them to read and to live indepen-
The psychiatrist rolled her eyes and
Even though we homeschooled our older
our adopted sons, who had been diag-
nosed with autism, developmental delays,
and fetal alcohol disorder. They attended
public school until after their first-grade
year, when it became crystal clear that God
wanted them home for school.
Every child is unique, but there are
a child to grow into a functioning adult.
place before you can expect a child with
and;life;skills;are;sometimes;more;impor-tant than academics, depending on where
your child is on the autism spectrum. My
children were in the moderate to severe
area of the spectrum and were nonverbal.
Homeschooling Your Child
ABOVE: Isaac and Isaiah working hard and getting dirty at Heartland Career Center.
our freedom, but
structure is extremely