Seraphim Posted November 17, 2017 Share Posted November 17, 2017 Here in Ontario there has been a college professor strike for five weeks now and they may only be forced back to work next week which will be 5 1/2 weeks on strike . That’s pretty much most of the semester lost. My son is a disabled student ( autism and four learning disabilities ) . He is in his third year of college but started a new program this year . At this point he doesn’t feel he could possibly catch up . Plus they would be reducing breaks between classes , there will be a very shortened Christmas break and no reading break for next semester . He doesn’t feel he could handle the increased pressure , workload and lack of opportunity to withdraw when he’s overwhelmed . He wants to withdraw and restart the program next September . I have talked to quite a few people including counsellors at my own work and they feel it’s very mature for him to realize when he can’t catch up and to let him restart the program in September . My fear is he might get too comfortable at home and not want to go back . He lives at home but goes to a local college but it gets him out and doing things . As a parent what would you do ? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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