In researching LD schools this weekend, I looked up a very well known, well respected school in the DC area. I lived in northern Virginia just across the bridge from DC for a few years post college and loved it. For a long time I wanted to move back, but after the kids it didn't seem quite so attractive. Still....if it were for a school for Riley...maybe?
In reviewing their admissions policies on its website....the school states specifically that prospective student's learning disabilities may not be the result of "autisim, Asperger's, or PDD"
( a handy term for kids on the spectrum we don't know how to place...stands for pervasive developmental disorder...nice, huh?) . This is discrimination, plain and simple. Autism is a spectum. A very broad spectrum. You cannot possibly lump all of these kids together and make an assumption about them.
The search continues.