Re: aspergers childrens parents in sutton area
Hi Lisa, i'm hope im allowed to reply to you here, as the previous post said we could not chat but this is answering to your problem so i should be ok. Im afraid to say we had a bad time at senior school, Juniour school was fine because it is all sorted out for you, but at senior school you have to sort yourself out, each lesson is in a different classroom when at juniors all lessons are in the same room. The teachers had made allowances for my daughter in juniors if she had any problems but seniors made NO allowances. She had a terrible time, got bullied badly because she could not understand other peoples body language etc. She did not cope with lunchtime as all 1,300 children went to lunch at the same time and that frightened her somuch she stopped eating. But please remember this does not mean that your child will have problems, she may get on fine, my child did not have a statement so got no help in class, there are lots of kids with asd that attend senior school and get on fine with a bit of help and are really happy. My child has now not attended school for 14 months where she could just not cope with the whole senior school scenario. There is many more things i would like to tell you that might help but it says we are not allowed to swap any personal details, if we were allowed i would give you my email address so i could help more. I had to eventually ask for a statement for my child, ( junior school said she did not need one) senior school cannot believe she did not already have one, and we have now won our statement and she is going to start at a special school this coming septmber. Life has been very difficult waiting to get this statement and having my child at home this long. My child is bright and has no education problems at all, she is very clever but it is her social side that is badly affected and that is why she won her statement.