Our almost 16yr old was late diagnosed autistic-PDA + ADD + anxiety at 13-14, after us looking for help since he was about 3 ("too verbal"). He finally has an IEP for the first time ever. Unfortunately, it's not doing everything he needs, primarily IMO because they're all focused so heavily on him telling them what he needs. I get that self advocacy is important, but he hasn't had success enough yet to know what to ask for. Anybody have an older PDA kid with some ideas about how to help them overcome the homework freeze (esp. humanities/language arts, the godforsaken "wiggle room" topics)?

Posted by danicawalking at 2023-01-16 15:19:54 UTC