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Did you have an IEP/ILP in school?

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Au Naturel

Au Naturel
I'm an Australian who finished public high school in 97. There was no recognition that I existed. Grown ups would either notice nothing and assume I was fine, or notice some effort in my thinking and speaking and assume I was lying or otherwise up to no good. Either way whatever was always my fault. I was not fine, or disingenuous. I was a terrified child who desperately needed help he couldn't possibly ask for. I really am happy that there are some measures in place now to help people like us, but it's hard not to resent it not being there when I needed it. It sounds like you have a nice trajectory in life, so good on you for that
I have most definitely been 'disabled' by the condition. I'm trying to change this only now....
Doesn't sound any different from graduating in 1974.

Captain Jigglypuff

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V.I.P Member
Being able to go to the IEP room during study halls and to eat lunch was somewhat better for me because it was the one place in the school where literally no one bullied me or even bothered me. It was also where I had to go after seeing the senior prank during my sophomore year which led to me having a really bad anxiety attack and hyperventilating due to one of my phobias being triggered. The main issue was that I was still undiagnosed with Asperger’s for two years and the teacher was tutoring me in ways that I just couldn’t comprehend that well.


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I never did but I should have. It was in my diagnosis papers but I went to private school and they didn't do that. I was supposed to have someone to help with my organization, executive functioning, and social skills. In college I didn't qualify for anything because I hadn't had any IEP or updated documentation.


New Member
I'm sad to read so many horror stories of misunderstanding here. I'm just finishing high school, and I've been lucky to have my cousin with me all these years.


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No. I was allowed to leave with grade 11. Later, I went to the library, and returned to school as a guest lecturer for graduating engineers. The smarter you are, the lower your chances of finding competent help.


New Member
I'm sad to read so many horror stories of misunderstanding here. I'm just finishing high school, and I've been lucky to have my cousin with me all these years.
We are the same age, so she helped me pass all the subjects I was having trouble with. I never needed special conditions because our tandem with my sister constantly saved me. Systematized teaching resources for elementary students also help me a lot because it is easier for me to understand simple texts with pictures and information from tables. If I can choose the source of information myself, it will be easier for me to remember it. I'm afraid to continue my education in another place because I have no guarantees that the new team will accept and understand me.

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