Hi, I have 3 children and my middle child is a boy aged six who has recently been diagnosed with level 1 autism. He had been excluded from school for violent outbursts and a few weeks before Christmas he had his hours reduced to 8.45 - 10am. It became increasingly difficult to get him to go at all and all he wants to do is watch YouTube minecraft videos on his iPad. I told this to the headmaster who said without being condescending take it off of him. Your the adult. Not helpful advice but I tried that evening. And my son didn't stop screaming kicking, biting, spitting and throwing things.
Well it has been a challenge this year, but hopefully by December, I will be half way to my MEng with the Open University, once I pass T804 (2nd attempt) and T805. Next week I start T889 "Problem Solving", what I will be very useful, help me to analyse problems and find ways to solve them.
My main worry is coming up with an idea for the EMA project, related to space/engineering. But once agian it is always different when I start a new module, get anixous about things, but once I start, it gets easier.
After much deliberation and researching of schools we have expressed a parental preference for my niece M to leave the mainstream school she is attending (with support of a TA) and to attend an Autism special school in the neighbouring LA.
All was going well, our LA agreed to make the referral and fund the place, we visited the school and the teacher was supportive and agreed M would fit in well there. Then it came to the schools admission panel who have said no as she is 'not at the right level'.
Hope it's all gone well for those of you who have young people who started back at school and college this month.
Especially for those starting at new places
My son is 5 year old, going to mainstream school in year 1. He was diagnosed with ASD when he was 2.5 years old. He has mild to severe difficulties with sensory, attention, communications and interacting with others, he also doesn't eat or drink well and needs to be supported for both eating and drinking.
I hope everyone is well considering the baking heat?!
Its been a while since I posted and thankfully its not down to having a really rough time of it.. yes we still get hiccups thats Autism BUT the progress our son has made in the last year has AMAZED us and many tears have been shed because we were made to feel by some it would NEVER happen..
basically my asd son has an ehcp, changed his school last year and now he cannot cope, he has been excluded twice, not doing any work, hiding and running off. we went to look at special schools and that fell through as it turned out there are no places available, we review today basically, they want him to stay there in september and have involved an ed phych as there are no places available, what does it take for people to understand he cannot cope in mainstream.