Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Please take a moment to read our updated TOS, Privacy Policy, and Forum Rules.

High school for HFA kid

HFAparentHFAparent Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
edited November 2011 in Prep School Parents
Hello, I am parent of an 8th grader who is diagnosed with High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s. My son is very strong in Math, Science, Vocabulary, etc. His weaknesses are reading comprehension and written expression but he is getting better steadily. We are looking for a private High school that has programs for kids like him. Any feedback on your experiences and recommendations is appreciated. Thanks.
Post edited by HFAparent on

Replies to: High school for HFA kid

  • stagemumstagemum Registered User Posts: 544 Member
    I think you should check out sites like "Boarding School Review" for information on schools that accommodate learning differences. Are you considering boarding schools? If so, has your son already demonstrated that he can function comfortably away from home? My niece is very high-functioning ASD/Asperger's (she's a gifted writer, who had sky-high verbal scores), and she couldn't manage college away from home. She now lives on her own, as a 30-year-old, but it's been a long road. Long before anyone ever discussed ASD/Asperger's, there were always students at boarding schools who were "different" - some got through, many (if not most) did not. Has your son expressed a desire to go away to boarding school? You would know more about schools and resources for day schools near you than most people here. I suggest you discuss this with a learning expert, or consult some groups that specialize in issues related to ASD/Asperger's. I know that a lot of specialists within public school districts are not good information sources for programs outside their immediate community. Good luck!
  • HFAparentHFAparent Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Boarding school may a stretch but I am willing to move near the school if needed. I am hoping to find a good fit. Thanks.
  • HFAparentHFAparent Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Interesting thread. I am looking at Storm King and Marvelwood.
  • muf123muf123 Registered User Posts: 790 Member
    If you're in Westchester NY, Look into The Harvey School.
This discussion has been closed.