Autism and Education: A Reality Check – Part 5


Yesterday, I debunked a few of the home educating myths. Today we get into the nitty gritty of this thing called…home educating, homeschooling and education otherwise. The most beautiful thing about it is that it can be as unique as your finger print like your beautiful child and you. Some people, especially in the beginning, think that it must be school in the home. The buy loads of books and sign up for online academies. They get up early and then have their children sit at the kitchen table with worksheets or a computer desk. But it does not have to be like that.

We have chosen to home educate utilizing an un-schooling approach popularized by John Holt’s book Teach Your Own and based upon age-old educational philosophies of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paul Goodman, and A.S. Neill. Like the philosophy itself practioners resist the need for further definition. Yet when pressed:

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Intro: #HighFunctioningMeans – and its siblings, #LowFunctioningMeans and #FunctioningLabelsMean are trending on Twitter right now. For insight into what neurodiverse people really think of functioning labels, I suggest you check those tags out. I participated in the hashtag, and in my usual verbose way, I realized that I’d completely flood it if I posted all that’s in my brain, but I’m perseverating on it so I decided to turn it into a post. 

Content note: There are some offensive views I’ve written about in a first-person sense for reasons of satire. Content note for ableism and abuse. 

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Maybe that’s why I’m so fascinated with nature and life. I see very simplistic structures and ideas every single day since I was born. But when I look at the ocean or the sky, I see potential for life, endless possiblities. Very complex structures. Humans have been on the earth for hundreds and thousands of years but nature still can beat us in a fight if it comes to creativity. When we get asked to come up with a completely new and original idea it may be extremely hard for all of us and only a few people were able to accomplish this. But if you ask a cloud the same question, not one snow flake will come out 100% identical to the next.


Wow, I’ve never really noticed but when you look around a normal room, all that you can see are rectangles. Almost every essential object is made out of one of the most simplistic shapes know to man.Four corners and four sides that’s all, the tv,door,dresser,bed,desk,walls pillows picture frames,rooms and even the structure itself is essentially a box. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard for most people now adays to think outside the box. It’s because they live in one.

Where I come from

some times I might post life events out of order because I’m not use to expressing my ideas so I may not remember it. But I was born on a military base in Florida, a son to a military mother and a dad who has been having difficult times in thier marriage. They divorced when I was at a very young age. I moved to German shortly after with my mother and my sister and spent four years traveling all across Europe, seeing castles, different people and experiencing life in its true beauty. This trips allowed me to view the bigger picture and see a more clear view of the world for how it is. I then moved back to Florida at the age of 8, and I’ve lived here ever since.

We Don’t Need No Thought Control

A Buick in the Land of Lexus


Our kids are in CRISIS.

I work with teenagers in an affluent suburban area.

They don’t comprehend what they read. They use calculators to multiply 10 x 10. The average high school junior has no clue what the word “diligent” means.

They write essays resembling those of a 5th grader. About how Albert Einstein discovered electricity.

In tests administered in reading, science and math to 15 year-olds globally, we are behind TWENTY NINE countries in math. And our kids’ performance in reading and science is  not much better. And yet, American investment in education is unrivaled, globally.

Are you scared yet?

We lead the world in the consumption of illegal recreational drugs. And one of the chief sales outlets?


Our teenage suicide rate is the highest in the world.

EVERY DAY there are over 5,400 suicide attempts by kids in grades 7 – 12.

NOW are you scared?

The two places teenagers…

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About me

i have never been so open before or felt so free, words flow around my head never truly finding an escape. But I’m 17 , my birthday is in about 2 months from now, and I’m a senior in highschool. Damn I really fucked that up, I’m still trying to graduate because I didn’t pass a dual enrollment class. I really just want to see if there’s other people out there.