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Thread: Advice re Therapeutic Communitites

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    Advice re Therapeutic Communitites

    I have an 18 year old daughter with Aspergers Syndrome. Currently she is at a special school that is working very well for her. But most likely, due to her inability to make any academic progress, the local authority will stop the funding at the end of next academic year. At the moment there is nothing else available for her, so I am trying to research some options

    What she is good at is helping people, which she loves doing. She is very affectionate, loyal and fair. She can't cope in a "mainstream" situation, but for example on holidays and activities with kids much more disabled than herself, she is able to give a lot and be a very positive member of the group.

    So she has a lot to give in terms of helping people in need, she is a real hippy chick!

    On the the other hand she is very sensitive to the environment (socially), there are some things that she just cannot cope with. She can't deal with this herself, she is totally dependant on others to manage her environment so that she can cope with it.

    And she has the organisational abilities of a goldfish, only not that good. She cannot organise the smallest thing and is totally dependant on others to organise her life for her.

    And I am trying to work out what her future may be. She has a lot to give, but it must be in a controlled, supportive and understanding environment.

    I wonder what she might be like in a therapeutic community. Perhaps it might be an environment where she could receive the support she needs, whilst also being able give to others. I want to do some research, find some possible places, and then maybe go for a trial week to some of them to see how it goes.

    Do any of you have any suggestions of therapeutic communities? If you've been in a similar position I'd be very grateful to hear of your experiences

    Thanks

    Lentilsoup


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    Originally Posted by Lentilsoup
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    I have an 18 year old daughter with Aspergers Syndrome. Currently she is at a special school that is working very well for her. But most likely, due to her inability to make any academic progress, the local authority will stop the funding at the end of next academic year. At the moment there is nothing else available for her, so I am trying to research some options

    What she is good at is helping people, which she loves doing. She is very affectionate, loyal and fair. She can't cope in a "mainstream" situation, but for example on holidays and activities with kids much more disabled than herself, she is able to give a lot and be a very positive member of the group.

    So she has a lot to give in terms of helping people in need, she is a real hippy chick!

    On the the other hand she is very sensitive to the environment (socially), there are some things that she just cannot cope with. She can't deal with this herself, she is totally dependant on others to manage her environment so that she can cope with it.

    And she has the organisational abilities of a goldfish, only not that good. She cannot organise the smallest thing and is totally dependant on others to organise her life for her.

    And I am trying to work out what her future may be. She has a lot to give, but it must be in a controlled, supportive and understanding environment.

    I wonder what she might be like in a therapeutic community. Perhaps it might be an environment where she could receive the support she needs, whilst also being able give to others. I want to do some research, find some possible places, and then maybe go for a trial week to some of them to see how it goes.

    Do any of you have any suggestions of therapeutic communities? If you've been in a similar position I'd be very grateful to hear of your experiences

    Thanks

    Lentilsoup
    Hi Lentilsoup,

    What do you mean by therapeutic communities? I'm currently looking into colleges for my son (he's autistic) and I've found a whole range of things that are available, lots of support and opportunities for work, study, independent living and so on. But I'm not sure if it's colleges you're thinking about?

    If it is then I found this website useful:
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    If staying on at school is an option that you would like then Ipsea are very good re funding advice and so on. If it's neither of those things give me a shout and I'll see if there's any other things that come to mind
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    Hello beautiful minded people, i have an autistic son which has got adhd/asperger, i am dealing at the moment with a move from a statement of special education needs to an EHCP plan (Education health care plan up to the age of 25).I am fighting to get him into a independent specialised college called The Glasshouse college under the ruskinmill trust 'The Trust offers the Integrated Learning for Living and Work Programme which uses the Practical Skills Therapeutic Education curriculum to support students to develop personal, social vocational and independent living skills, through a range of practical land and craft activities'. They work under the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner which was a precursor in education for autistic children and non autistic children/teen self development leading to completeness so as i call it. The independant school are based all over the country here is the link for the main website
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    i am based in the midlands.This might sound pushy but i think that today steiner education should be the way forward.
    Peace and rainbows let's fight!

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