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They are autistic, living with dyslexia, psychiatric disorders or a disabling illness that prevents them from attending a regular schooling… Your School in Your Home Association offers home lessons that adapt to everyone’s needs and pace.

Hadrien, 14, did not enjoy going to school, on the contrary… Autistic, he also has ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), severe dysgraphia, anxiety, sleep disturbances and excessive fatigue. After a morning of lessons, sometimes he had to lock himself in the dark for hours. At 5:00 p.m., he was literally washed away “says his mother, Ana Duran. His parents have tried everything: AESH (companion of a disabled student), private helpers, distance school… In vain. Hadrian sinks into anorexia and begins to panic. ” Your home school (VECV) saved it “, his mother rejoices. This association provides home schooling for children and teenagers who are sick or disabled, from kindergarten to senior year, to avoid exclusion. Despite the progress made since 2005, some do not find in school ” common of a solution tailored to their specific needs (video opposite). a device” SADLY “Unique, sorry for the parents.

Institutions, not the right option

Hadrian has good intellectual, logical and understanding skills, but finds it difficult to express himself and has difficulty deciphering emotions. He is a real sponge, he takes everything personally and has no ability to put things into perspective his mother explains. He also struggles to manage noise, movement, his environment, his body. and panic when he cannot predict what will happen “. But then where to educate these children? big »? In IME (medical-educational institute), Ulis (localized unit for comprehensive education)? ” Institutions are not suitable for those who are not intellectually retarded, do not enrich enough and can even emphasize behavioral problems. retorts Ana Duran. According to her, some Ulias have admitted that they cannot meet Hadrian’s needs, because often in these classes, in the faculty, the students have not yet learned to read and write. ” So we would have put him in a failure situation “, deduces the mother.

Significant improvements

After four years in Your home schoolon the advice of his psychiatrist, he left a ” mute child, unable to ask for help, to a young man who enjoys communication “. He has also gained in autonomy, he sleeps better, he eats better.” Previously, environmental stewardship took precedence over companionship. Today this solution offers him stability and perspective for the future. “, welcomes his mother. The recipe for this success? Custom support and respect for the learner’s pace. Currently in the third grade, Hadrien studies all the subjects necessary to pass the license, spread over ten hours a week. ” Despite a limited schedule, he manages to attend the National Education program because there is no group management to do. “, says Ana. Maths, English, history, PE, visual arts… In general, in primary school, a teacher visits her students one to three times a week at an interval of 1:30 to two hours per subject, so the maximum 6 hours a week. class, and from 12:00 to 14:00 for high school. rhythm” IDEALS for Hadrian. So when he was offered to do some high school subjects the following year, the answer was clear: ” NO! “. ” He does not feel ready and is still characterized by the difficulty of being in a group of more than five people “, details his mother who wants this device to spread.

Free and tailored education

At the moment, VECV manages four private institutions, including three under contract with the Ministry of National Education, in Ile-de-France and Normandy. Education is free, as in the public school, it is simply required to join the association with an annual fee of 100 euros. They gather every year from 150 to 180 students, mainly with mental disorders, but also with autism, with disabling diseases, with motor or sensory disabilities, cerebral palsy (CMI) or even dys disorders. ” Home schooling is an interesting alternative for young people who cannot use public transport, for physical or psychological reasons. “, explains Marie-Suzanne Dejean de La Bâtie, director of the secondary school of the college France Quéré, who affirms that the action is the same a return at least in part to their school of the sector, the place of socialization. ” Some mental disorders lead to anxiety completely incompatible with the school groupshe adds. School phobia is sometimes associated with social phobia. The result: sometimes we can’t get them out of their room to teach them. Patience and understanding are the keys then. Qualities that teachers trained to support young people with disabilities have developed over years of contact with their students.

More demand than supply

Patience – in addition to the prescription of the specialist doctor who follows the young man – will have to be shown by the families interested in integrating this school which has a 100% success in graduation. ” We have a lot of demand, much more than the available offersconfirms Marie-Suzanne Dejean de La Bâtie. About fifty files are pending for secondary and 70 for primary. To cope, a new antenna has just opened its doors in Rouen, others should follow in the coming years. ” Every region would need institutions like ours, but, financially, it is very complicated “, assures the director. ” Many parents are looking forward to creating a mix between VECV and regular school “, insists Ana Duran. As for Hadrien, who thought it was impossible to continue his education, he now dreams of going further. ” He would like to become a composer but also a musicologist and learn music theory, it is his current passion. her mother smiled.

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