My autistic son is 12. During summers when he is out of school, he blossoms.. learns tons of sentences.....?
He is very socialable.. he plays with all of us, shares and enjoys life with his brothers and sister, neighbors etc. By the end of summer, we all almost don't recognize him as autistic... he does so well! Laughing, playing... pretending... talking..especially talking... full sentences and words we can make out..
I am thinking that that the school setting is just too stressful for him.. I am thinking of pulling him from school and keeping him with us during the day.. we still have resources he uses at home, such as starfall.com (alphabets and reading) and a few other resources that WE found work well for him..
Its just so hard to believe that a college educated school specialist/teacher can't do as good a job as we can... so I keep sending him to school.. am I rotten to pull him and teach him ourselves.. thanks for answering.