Tag Archives: Aspergers

Home Education so far

As you know I’ve been trialling home education for my daughter.  Initially I was very hesitant about doing this on top of looking after my son and running a home.  However, with all the difficulties we’ve been having with my … Continue reading

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Friend or Foe?

In the early days of my son’s diagnosis I felt a compulsion to read as much as possible about autism.  It helped and I learnt a lot but after a while I grew tired of reading the academic explanations of autism … Continue reading

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Why has my son been denied support?

I am struggling with what has happened to my son.  I thought I did everything right – getting a statement, finding what I thought was a suitable special school and then helping him through his anxiety issues.  I was so … Continue reading

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Children missing from education – it’s not always the parents fault!

At long last Ofsted have raised concerns about thousands of youngsters missing from the education system.  In a recently published report they state that children with special educational needs, those who have been permanently excluded, newly arrived migrants and youngsters with mental health … Continue reading

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A trial in #homeeducation

After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to have a trial period home schooling my daughter.  This hasn’t been an easy decision but after the difficulties I’ve had trying to integrate my daughter into her new school, it seems that this is the … Continue reading

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Deja Vu

As you know the council named a school on my daughter’s final statement of SEN without our full agreement.  I was angered by this and also their decision to terminate my daughter’s home tuition with immediate affect.  In fact it … Continue reading

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Contempt

I wrote to the LA complaining about the way my daughter’s tuition had been abruptly ended.  I argued that it was unfair that no thought had been given to her disability and the need for transition.  A few days later I received a response saying … Continue reading

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Perhaps Monday

Towards the end of the last school term (just before the schools broke up for summer) we initiated the mediation process.  I did this because I wanted a more honest discussion with the LEA about how to secure a more … Continue reading

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Mumsnet’s #thisismychild campaign – my thoughts

Mumsnet are running a campaign called #thisismychild which aims to bust damaging misconceptions of children with additional needs and to promote support and understanding for families. All too often children and young people with disabilities are stared at, ridiculed and … Continue reading

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Travesty of the SEN system – part three

The letter that we received from the council advising us that our daughter’s statement would not be changed did not conveniently include a copy of the report that it referred to.  So, we asked for it.  Three weeks later we … Continue reading

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