Homeschooling 17 year old w/ Asperger's Syndrome -advice please
I'm going to begin homeschooling my 17-year-old son. He has Asperger's Syndrome and the public school just isn't working. I have no idea where to start. College isn't going to be a factor, he already knows what he wants to do. He's going to train a dog as a touch therapy dog and then will go to nursing homes, hospital, etc., with the dog. He's already begun the training classes. I guess my question is do I develop a curriculum revolving around that? What about the credits required by the state? Does he really "need" a history class that he's got no use for? I'm in Kansas, if that helps any.
Basically, I'm not sure where to begin and what subjects I need to focus on. I'd like to have the training class be applied to some type of credit, if possible, plus some type of business accounting course, etc. We're also looking into joining 4-H for extra training and the socialization piece.
Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Debbie