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Can a child with autism end up getting good grades?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: If high functioning
Provided they have the right supports at School making sure that he has an IEP which is indicated for autism.
IEP stands for individualized educational program which poses legal responsibility upon the school to help the child. A formal request by letter from the parent can be made for this-stating what are the issues that need support simply stating then that IEP is needed as soon as possible.

In brief: If high functioning
Provided they have the right supports at School making sure that he has an IEP which is indicated for autism.
IEP stands for individualized educational program which poses legal responsibility upon the school to help the child. A formal request by letter from the parent can be made for this-stating what are the issues that need support simply stating then that IEP is needed as soon as possible.
Dr. Carlos Barrios
Dr. Carlos Barrios
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The major problems with many PDD patients is in the social/language area.
Sometimes, some PDD folks are quite brilliant in certain areas (savants).

In brief: Yes
The major problems with many PDD patients is in the social/language area.
Sometimes, some PDD folks are quite brilliant in certain areas (savants).
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Children on the mild end of the autistic spectrum may end up being exceptional students, especially children with asperger syndrome.

In brief: Yes
Children on the mild end of the autistic spectrum may end up being exceptional students, especially children with asperger syndrome.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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2 comments
Dr. Kevin Windisch
many kids with asperger syndrome, in particular have way above average intelligence. You just need a teacher capable of unlocking the talent.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Academic performance is dependent upon the level of functioning; and the amount of studying the student does. I agree that the role of the teacher is also very important; as is the role(s) of the family!
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Yes
Asperger's disorder and those with high functioning autism can be successful in school.

In brief: Yes
Asperger's disorder and those with high functioning autism can be successful in school.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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