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Introduction

Wed 26 Jan 2011 2:23pm

Hi!

I would like to introduce myself - my name is Carol Detheridge and I have recently taken up the post of Information Officer at TreeHouse. This means I will be working closely with Anna Marshall and Mike Stuart within the Communications, Policy & Research team.

My role is a new one so it is an exciting opportunity to explore new areas and build on our exisitng work on transition issues and the on line communities.

Whilst new to the role I am not new to TreeHouse or the forums having undertaken an administration role for over two years - so I know what I have taken on!

I look forward to getting to know everyone on the forums. 

 

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Carol Ambitious about Autism Staff

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  • Una's picture

    Hi,

     

    My name is Una and I am the mother of Stan a 7 year old child on the lower end of the Autistic spectrum.  We started ABA with him when he was 2 years old and after running a home based program for 3.5 years were fortunate enough for him to attend the only ABA school in Australia (at the time).  We returned to the UK, in June of last year when Stan was 7.  Stan was placed in the local special needs school. 

    Since attending this school Stan has only lost skills.  I am looking for like minded parents to set up a school in West Berkshire with an ABA style to it and was interested in like minded parents contacting me.

    Warm Regards

    Una Parkes 

  • JosieB's picture

    Hi Carol

    Congratulations on your new post.    Look forward to seeing around more often in the forum now.

    Josie - Community Champion

    Josie - Community Manager
  • JosieB's picture

    Hi Una

    Welcome to the forum  Smile

    I am in Scotland so not much use to you in your endeavours to set up a school in Berkshire but hopefully some of the other girls and guys will pop in who have more local knowledge than I.    I would however be interested in hearing updates of your progress.     I suspect the folk at Treehouse would also be of some help to you as it was set up by parents in much the same situation as yourself.   It might be worth picking their brains!!

    Josie - Community Champion

    Josie - Community Manager
  • Una's picture

    Hi Josie,

     

    Thanks.  Yes the people from Treehouse pointed me in this direction in the first place.

     Much thanks

     Una 

  • bumblebee's picture

    HI Carol,

    I just wanted to pop in and say hi!! I for one am very happy you are going to be about more so we can chat!! See you soon :0)

    Claire - Community Champion

    Claire
  • bumblebee's picture

    Hi Una,

    I am not near your area either, but I really hope you find some parents close by to start up your own school with. Have you spoken to the other parents at the local SEN school or in any local support groups? Also, have you looked into the new government initiatives of parents getting together to start up schools? I am not sure if this includes SEN schools and I am not really up on all the details of this sorry ....

    What stage are you at in your jouney with this?

    Claire - Community Champion

    Claire
  • Elena - former Community Manager's picture

    Hi Carol, welcome to the community! So glad to have you here - you'll be a wonderful addition to the group. : )

    And hello Una, very glad you came and posted in the community! I saw your introduction in the "Stories" section - very glad you've found us, and that we've found you! I hope you'll get a lot out of the community.

  • Una's picture

    Hi Claire,

    I am right at the beginning.  Unfortunately for me all my contacts are in Australia and I am starting from scratch so to speak.  So just trying to find out how to network and find like minded people.  The parents at the school that I know, seem happy to send their children to this school, but they haven't done the intensive early intervention that we have done with our son.

    Much thanks

    Una 

  • NickyB's picture

    Hello Carol and Una and welcome Smile

    Nicky- Community Champion

    Nicky - Community Champion
  • asteroids's picture

    Hi Una,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Have you been in touch with the West Berkshire branch of the NAS?

    http://www.naswestberks.btik.com/

    I'm sure you'd get to meet some like-minded parents through the meetings and events.

    Asteroids Sara- Community Champion

     

    Asteroids Sara

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