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Help! My 16 y/o Aspie has given up!

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Replies to: Help! My 16 y/o Aspie has given up!

  • rhandcorhandco Registered User Posts: 4,281 Senior Member
    My son is autism spectrum, and we take away privileges and he doesn't care.

    I read about this recently:
    http://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/pda.aspx

    I'm really thinking he is in that realm, from the website:

    The distinctive features of a PDA profile include:

    resists and avoids the ordinary demands of life
    uses social strategies as part of avoidance, eg distracting, giving excuses
    appears sociable, but lacks understanding
    experiences excessive mood swings and impulsivity
    appears comfortable in role play and pretence
    displays obsessive behaviour that is often focused on other people.
  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 4,188 Senior Member
    We also had little success with consequences. Now that he drives, the idea of losing that privilege works tho.
  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 4,188 Senior Member
    Update: He actually is telling people he'd like to go to Emerson. An improvement over the blanks stare!!

    His GPA took a small hit this year. He'll probably be around 86/87% now with his 1330. Still ok I think.

    Working this summer and enjoys it. Not looking forward to the essay process with him tho!!
  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 4,188 Senior Member
    So....S's GPA is now 88.38%. He made a 1330 SAT. Not retesting. No Subject tests will be taken. (The individual grades trend more 85ish, even though the avg is 88.)

    For now, he is looking for schools with a good film production program. Still not really super interested in the process, but likes the idea of Emerson in Boston. I'd like to get some value for our $ too.

    Here is the list for now:

    Purchase College
    Ithaca
    Juniata
    SUNY New Paltz
    SUNY Oneonta
    Emerson
    Chapman
    Syracuse
    UNC School of the Arts

    Some are "out there" bc he may not go far away. We'll see how the senior year progresses before we decide anything. No ED here. Too up in the air.

    Is it better to wait for RD instead of EA to improve grades? Or will they defer if that is an issue?

  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 31,520 Senior Member
    I think you can safely EA at Ithaca, Juniata, and the SUNYs, but wait for Fall grades for Chapman and Syracuse.
    UNC Asheville is pretty artsy.
    What about Rowan?
  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 4,188 Senior Member
    Thank you, I will put it on the list! They all call their film programs different names. Hard to seach and easy to miss them!
  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 4,188 Senior Member
    BTW, the 88 avereage on the 90-100 = A scale is a 3.4. This is why I say more like an 85.
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