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Autism cluster classes Girl with all boys
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trulys posted:
My daughter is 9, just entered the 3rd grade in an Autism cluster class. My concern is that she is the only girl in her class of 7, same happened for the past 2 years. I know other students and in my opinion, there is at least 1 other female student that could be in her class. She has the same teacher and we love that, just feel she should be with other girls, not to mention that she has 4 older brothers and no sisters. What is your opinion and/or experience with this ?
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Bioguy22 responded:
I have Autism myself and I know that Autism/Asperger's syndrom is far more commonly diagnosed in males than females. So this scenario isn't unusual. I could see having another female in the group being helpful, since young children may pick on each other. Having another girl in the class could help her adjust to the class, and deal with any social anxiety. I think that another girl in class could definetly be helpful.


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