Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Scout with autism
Scout with autism
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 15:18:09 -0500
<<yet many will also be searching for a way for him to grow to be "the best
he can" helping the troop leadership make reasonable accommodations, that
are readily available, on his own pathway to Eagle.>>
If everyone had this same wonderful attitude life would be much better for a
lot of kids out there! This scout and his family have been lucky to have
you working with him. Having his patrol mates willing to choose a troop he
can be successful in is great. He may have a rough adjustment, keeping
things as similar as possible will help. And someone said structure and
patience - I second the motion :) Having an older scout as an "assistant"
might help too.
ADL, Den 1 Pack 399 Lyman-Dayton Maine
(and parent to a special needs scout)