She seems to think that because her daughetr is in Gubmint schools, she is the gubmints problem - THAT's what is wrong here.
Our daughter is (relatively) high-functioning Autistic, and we home-school her because she is OUR responsibility, not the public schools.
Sure, our concern is: "Will she be self-supporting as an adult"?
We pray and work towards that, but if not - then she will live with us, like she does right now.
And for those not familiar, it's not just a matter of: "Acting wierd" - it goes much deeper than that.
ditto here, except you cannot assume you will outlive your child.
One of the things we pay taxes for as a society s to provide a floor of economic support for disabled citizens, so do not think if it as charity or welfare. Just because some abuse the generosity and civic compact of our society with programs for the disabled, does not mean all do
We have our 20 year old son with us now, he is not high functioning. Our concern is what will happen to him when we are to old or pass on. There are no good answers.
Absolutely! I work with high functioning Autistic children and love it!