In my submit on 8/16/22, I talked about school and being in on-line lessons. It made me replicate on my time as a homebound scholar. I spent most of highschool on-line due to medical wants. I believe some individuals consider homebound as lacking out on life experiences, however that’s not the case. It actually opened the door for extra life experiences. It allowed me to entry classwork any time I wanted to and proceed essential therapies, I wouldn’t have time for in any other case. I hung out within the hospital and didn’t fail any lessons as a result of I wasn’t on a selected deadline to observe. My lessons have been at my tempo and never on the tempo of the entire group.
I imagine that there’s a false impression that autistic college students need the identical life experiences as a neurotypical scholar, when that isn’t all the time the case. I attempted to be extra like a neurotypical scholar and didn’t just like the expertise for myself. If a scholar feels happy and profitable with their journey, that’s ok.
The pandemic made life extra accessible for individuals with disabilities in some methods. A kind of methods was offering extra entry to high quality digital training. It turned the norm and for just a few years, it was what everybody did. I’ve seen an incredible distinction in my training since being homebound. I hope others will start to treat it simply as extremely as in-person training.