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Financial aid for kids with Aspergers Syndrome

Elilssa started this conversation

Are there any specific scholarships for people with Aspergers or autism?  My son is pursuing a certificate in IST, networking and repair at a community college.  He is almost finished with his first year and needs some money to complete the program.

Thanks.

 

Elissa

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shellluck   in reply to deijah710
Where does this camp take place at?
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The Christmas Cat   in reply to deijah710

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deijah710
is there any help for kids with Asperger syndrome who are interested in animation camp and cannot afford to go.
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sfleenor   in reply to raiderdad67
He raiderdad67! In which state do you live? My son is going to camp this summer for children like your son. There isn't any financial aid available, however you can pay it out over a period of time.
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Jep
I've no idea why I am posting on this odd forum... It had just grabbed my attention after going through what I've gone and still more. I have Aspergers Syndrome, but probably not as bad as other people who have it. I've been able to get over most of what I had when I was a child learning and adapting to suit the others' needs of today. I even was able to maintain a 3.40 GPA in High School taking courses like Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, and Trigonometry. Even when most of the classes I took in High School were Vocational Courses such as, CAD, Landscape Design, and Carpentry. I probably regret taking the ACT more than once and only making a maximum score of, "16" for my First and Final Attempt. I could not get any grants and even when upon graduating could I receive some assistance with college due to my condition. I turned it down because I am a bit Ignorant, but a Proud American; nonetheless. I admit that I have Aspergers' however I do not let it get to me. Not talking about it really never done me any better, much less the people around me. I chose to want to beat it even after I stopped taking the ridiculous medications that really also never did me any well. However it's no one else' job to tell me to take medications I want nothing to do with. Even if I had taken em' it would not have stopped me from ending up in prison for a good eight months at Riverbend in Nashville, TN. And if that wasn't the issue of getting work when I'm a Full Time Student at Nashville State Community College and a Dungeon-Master of the Club of Cards Student Organization at NSCC fixing to drop out. Because I cannot afford college anymore, not having any family because of my Conviction History and being Transgender made me the Black Sheep of my family. Maybe Aspergers' people should get scholarships, but I know I will never qualify for a single grant ever in my life.
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raiderdad67
 in response to Grobbiemar...   I am the father of a 14 year old who "exhibits symptoms consistent with Asperger's Syndrome". He is going into high school this fall and I fear for him. On top of his Aspergers he is also a super-male meaning he has two male chromosomes in every cell which in itself creates difficulties. He has also been diagnosed with ADDHD.

I have heard about camps for kids like him but lack financial resources for something like sending him off to camp.

Any help, information, resources are much appreciated.
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Pleading mom
How can we advocate together to get the districts, state, nation and medical facilitie s and social service groups to work together provide the proper research based and effective education for these very gifted and yet very disabled children. The large amount of money wasted and energy and crutial time in disputes over diagnosis and whether Asperger's affects so many of these children educationally is appalling.
Education is not just for rote memory and passing tests.
It is to help children use there abilities as best they can in society.
How can my son if he is not given the social/ behavioral education he needs.
If he is in 'in schools' instead of having sensory and transitional needs addressed effectively and taught what to do with these painful and confusing experiences.
Won't someone step up to the plate to help these kids.
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Alip
Does anyone know of scholarships for children with asperger's? My child is 6 years old and we really want to place her in a private school that caters to this type of disorder, Any information will be appreciate.
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Grobbiemar
Does anyone know if there are any scholarships or other financial aid for students with Aspergerber's who are going into high school. My 13 year old grandson, diagnosed with Asperberger's and ADHD, has been experiencing many extreme difficulties with social relationships including bullying. His grades have plummeted and he is having numerous physical problems which the professionals believe are not organic in nature. The middle school has been extremely supportive, but this will not be the situation at the high school. His parents have located a great school where the student population is made up of approximately 40% of students with Aspergers and there are openings.It is a fabulous opportunity, however the tuition is far beyond their means. We have little time and are becoming desperate. I've even considered homeschooling him myself, but know that it is not a good solution. Any leads to some resources would be greatly appreciated.
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GodlyGal
 in response to Ms. Meme...   Since you have stated your child has an IQ of 150, I'm assuming he has already been given an intelligence test. If that is the case, contact your public school district and request testing for the gifted/talented program. If he qualifies, this is an incredible enrichment program to meet his specific needs.
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Ms. Meme
I have a six,soon to be 7 year old son who has been diagnosed with ADHD and Aspbergers disorder. He attends a public school in Illinois. I am looking for a private school, and scholarship information for him. He is very intelligent, he need to be adequately challenged. They took him out of kindergarten and put him in 1st grade last school year. Now he is in 2nd grade. he has an IQ of 150 at the age of 4. Can anybody give me any advice, or have any suggeations as to school for him. He is currently reading 215 wpm... He is a t 3rd and 4th grade math.
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holycowname
I have the same question as Elilssa. My Son was diagnosed with ADHD and Aspergers. He was 10, now he is 22 and doing so well, but it is taking him a little longer to adjust. But his grades are good. I need help finding a bit more to help pay his next semester. How do I find the applications?
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mom counting down to college

Colleges are not required to provide an IEP and they don't.  When it comes to academic support services you can expect to find three different levels:  Basic, Coordinated Services and Structured Programs or Comprehensive Services.

 Basic Services is nothing more than compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and physical access under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The academic support that they do provide is not just geared to students with learning disabilities, Aspergers or other disabilities but is developed to be applicable to all students.

Coordinated Services is probably operated by a central clearinghouse on campu such as a Disability Resource Center and supported by other departments on campus and student progress is monitored.

Structured Programs or Comprehensive Services require a separate admissions process and there are additional fees.  The program is highly individualized with low student/staff ratios.

There are a few colleges who do offer the Structured Programs.  Some good publications that will help you identify these schools inclued:  The K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADHD, College for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADHD and also take a look at Preparing Students with Disabilities for College:  A Practical Guide for Transition.

A Thanks to our high school district Hinsdale District 181 for putting on a wonderful evening with Dr. Nancy Singer from the University of Arizona and the information above which she provided.

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hsmomof4

My Asperger's son had a full scholarship at a local university.  He got into a disagreement with an online instructor (only he could do that) and ended up with an 'F'.  Because of that he didn't acquire the necessary hours to keep his full scholarship.  Please convince your child to find the disability office at the institute of higher education they are attending and get an IEP in place.  Also convince them to sign a FERPA (not sure what it stands for but after 18, a child is the master of his/her own destiny and because of privacy laws, you cannot participate without the FERPA).

Whoever posted about the hidden scholarships within Pell grants...please tell me more.

 

Thanks! 

 

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Aspie Girl

Elissa:)

I'm an adult who has Asperger's Syndrome and I not only attended but completed college in the state where I'm from. Currently, I'm looking to go back to college and obtain a bachelor's degree. If you are looking for scholarships for your son, try googling scholarships and check about Pell funding through the federal government there are a number of other hidden scholarships through the Pell grant and also check with your local rehabilitation sevices.

I hope that this helps you:)-Aspie girl 

 

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Some one like you

Here's one

http://www.researchautism.org/news/otherevents/Scholarship.asp

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Kaosgirl

Please let me know if you get a response to your question.  My son is now 18 and was diagnoised with Asperger's about 10 years ago.  Same situation, community training college in a year and a half.

Kaosgirl@bellsouth.net

Thanks

 

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