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The Expanding Worlds Podcast

Jun 19, 2017

With perseverance many great things can be achieved.  Sarah is living proof of this with her son Jacob, who has Asperger's.  In this two part podcast we will hear how Sarah guided Jacob through school and gave him the skills to succeed in quite a demanding job.  This really is a success story that is inspiring and one we would all be happy with for our own sons and daughters.

In this first part, we hear how Jacob had difficulty coping at school in the beginning, and how Sarah took the unusual step of volunteering to be his 1:1 support in the classroom during his primary school education (ages 5-11).  From this Sarah gained a unique perspective on the classroom, and she used this knowledge to teach and model all the skills that come more naturally to most children.  She is honest about both the lows and highs, and the challenges she and her son faced as Jacob gradually became a successful teenager.

His high school years also had its difficulties, but he did graduate with A levels (the highest qualification taken in the UK school system).  Next week we will hear about his job, and some more of Sarah's advice.  But this week, we focus on the story of Jacob's school years.

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