Hello. My name is Nicky. I am married to Ken, and we have two wonderful boys. The eldest is 11 and the youngest is 6, and has high-functioning autism. He has problems with social interaction and anger management, and cannot cope with changes to his routine. He is at mainstream school, and they are in the process of applying for a stautory assessment with a view to getting a statement of special educational need. I've done loads of research about autism in general, and now I'm teaching myself all about statements and assessments, so I guess that will be the topic of most of my questions on this forum.
My eldest boy has passed his 11+ exam and will be going to the local grammar school from September. We are hugely proud of him, not least because he has a lot to deal with due to his brother's condition, and he loves him unconditionally (well, most of the time!!)
Looking forward to meeting you all