After 3 1/2 years out of school and a long slog with our LEA involving 2 tribunals, we have finally got our son (aged 9) into a fantastic small independent school locally. We had originally not considered it because we (wrongly) thought that it would be 'posh' and elitist............in fact, it is the antithesis of this. It is not a 'special' school, so our son mixes with non-ASD kids.
How many outside agencies are involved with your childs education? At present my son has involvement with the following
- Educational Psychologist
- Parent Partnership
- Home School Link worker
- Locality Team
- Local special school outreach worker
It would be interesting to know what help is available in different areas
There's been a lot of discussion around getting statements and the struggle some of you have experienced. I've created this thread for people to share their own experiences? What did you go through? Do you have any advice or resources that you could share with our members? What has been your experience with staff members and did a statement help your child?
Hi, I hope this is in the right place but I seriously need some advice regarding my son.
I have two boys with Autism, the oldest J has a dx of Dyspraxia too, in September 09 he will be moving from mainstream primary to mainstream secondry. He's going from a school year of roughly 50 pupils to a school year of 1200. He's going from staying in the same classroom all day to having to negotiate a huge school complex, with lots of noise which he doesn't cope well with. I am really worried about how life is going to be for him in senior school
What are your experiences of getting support from school? Does your child go to a mainstream or 'special' school? What kind of resources are provided - or have you struggled to get them?
Please share your experiences by commenting below...