The story so far

Before I start posting regularly I thought I’d fill everyone in on the story so far.

Stephen has been under the care of ‘community pediatrics’  and speech therapists since before he started Pre-school but is so far undiagnosed(suspected autism)

As he is non-verbal the pre-school taught him makaton so that he could communicate with them, us and others.

in September 2012 he started at a mainstream Primary school and the issues began….

  • No makaton training was provided to staff so they could communicate with him
  • there has been and still is no/ very little communication between the school and us
  • stephens is starting to act out(he has hit one LSA, and today thrown his chewie bangle at her)
  • He hates swimming but there is little support for him

these are the worse bits there is a lot more but to much to type….

I have a formal complaint in with the board of governors, and have been getting advice from Autism Anglia, regarding how to proceed. And we have been looking at other schools, for 2 reasons

  1. to see what SEN services they offer
  2. with a view to pull stephen out

I am going to use this to tell people about our issues and how we deal with them so anyone in a similar place can see how we are working through it and hopefully help them.