Today was the review of Stephen’s statement of SEN, we did not really know what to expect. But after it was over i was a bit underwhelmed with what was discussed, Basically nothing is going to change apart from the fact his statement will be based on his autism instead of the speech delay, the school and specialist’s want the objectives e.t.c to stay the same as they are now. We had support from Autism Anglia through the meeting which was a great help and I would recommend to anyone to take someone to every meeting with a school for support and advice.
We shocked everyone at the meeting when we requested a change of school to Market Fields, our local special school which has specialized in autism. From our visit the provision looks soo much better than what he is receiving at the moment. If we can’t get a place in Market Fields for september we will be d-registering and homeschooling Stephen. I am of the opinion that Frinton primary school will not be able to cater for stephens needs no matter what the statement says they are supposed to do for him. I know my family don’t support the idea of homeschooling, but anything is better than what he is getting. He hates school.
There was a good bit this week in the local paper…….ME check it out http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/clacton_frinton_news/10465577.Dad_s_run_for_five_year_old_Stephen/?ref=mmsp
- Sudbury: Autism charity registers interest in school (eadt.co.uk)
- Diagnosis-Day (sendad.wordpress.com)
- The story so far (sendad.wordpress.com)