AEF offers alternative schooling and teaching programs for children and adolescents who are not experiencing success in traditional public or private schools, socially, and or at home. Some of the students with Asperger’s Syndrome at AEF have difficulty with accepting no for an answer, compromise, seeing / respecting alternative perspectives, homework, social skills, attention, focus, friendships, and decision making. The specialized curriculum of AEF is designed to help remediate the cognitive, life, social, and communication skill deficits that these students exhibit.
Some of these students have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or HFA. However, two students with HFA are as different from each other as two students without HFA and therefore the interventions, response to interventions, and their curriculum need to be individualized. The unique life, social, and cognitive curriculum and alternative learning offered at AEF allows the Asperger’s students with Asperger’s Syndrome to develop the specific skills necessary for their individual success.
What to Look for in a School Catering to Students with HFA
For parents with children suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome, private schools offer notable advantages over public schools including:
- Smaller class sizes
- AEF average class size is 14 students
- Flexibility in budgeting for Asperger’s support
- AEF is fully accredited by SACS/ CASI but as a private school is not bound by the restriction of public school bureaucracy.
- Relief from (unfortunate) bullying
- AEF Schools smaller class sizes offer more supervision and a unique anti-bulling intervention provides a safe environment for all students.
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