Category Archives: Post 16

Up and down the slippery SEN ladder again

My son started college in September.  It isn’t going as well as we had hoped.  Poor communication and inconsistent support has led to him dropping out.  Our troubles began in the summer when it became clear that college weren’t really interested in listening to … Continue reading

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So what have I been doing?

I’ve just realised that it was April since I last posted!  That really is a very long time even for my standards.  Anyway here’s a catch up on what I’ve been doing. Home schooling my daughter We’ve lengthened our lessons … Continue reading

Posted in Aspergers, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Girls with aspergers, Home Education, Post 16, School, Special Educational Needs | 3 Comments

What sort of life will my boy have if he is dumped on benefits at the age of 16?

I have kept this post back for a while as it is a depressing read.  Nevertheless with the news today that more than 75% of our unemployed young people do not feel  they have anything worth living for, I think it’s  … Continue reading

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I sense another battle ahead

I haven’t been a very good blogger lately.  My posts are becoming more infrequent and I’ve become  quite bad at commenting on other peoples blogs.  I’m sorry for this but the main reason for my lack of engagement is that I’m … Continue reading

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