In today's podcast I examine the question of whether or not to consider a residential school for a child with Asperger's Syndrome. Taking such a leap means forsaking all the benefits of inclusion and mainstreaming and deciding that an "environment-ectomy" is what is needed to protect the child and allow him/her to find a place to thrive. I spoke with Kenneth Roulx, Ed.D., clinical consultant to the Glenholme school in Washington, Connecticut (a Devereux school). Of course all Asperger kids are not alike, and the decision to mainstream or go residential depends entirely on the needs of a particular child.
Click on the MP3 link below to hear today's podcast: