I've been arguing with myself about the same choice. My younger son definitely misses in-person school and needs it for the extra services he gets. My older son needs the structure and socialization of meeting new friends (transitioning to high school in the fall...he doesn't have "problems" making new friends, but tends to gravitate towards kids with interests that fall lock-step in with his own and part of his IEP is encouraging friendships with kids with more diverse interests). Academically, he does pretty well in an asynchronous environment...I can see there being issues if the environment is forced to be synchronous because he needs regular breaks and focusing for long periods of time on a teacher talking or presenting will be challenging for him. At the same time, their autism can make having mom take on the teacher role extra-challenging because I'm constantly teaching them other stuff that neuro-typical kids generally pick up on more naturally. And don't even get me started on trying to keep them both working on school work during the same hours while we're at home...we basically play "musical distractions".I wholeheartedly agree. That’s why I’m fighting to homeschool my son, though my ex is fighting to make me use the virtual program. It’s been a fun discussion, I’m sure you can imagine.