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ARE WE MOVING FORWARD?

31 Mar

Are we at last making progress ?

Is someone at last going to do the right thing by my son ?

Another meeting down at the school today. This time with the Senco and Little man’s “support worker” This time I went with a family friend. I was not going alone, not after last time ( I went for a meeting with four other school stuff. As I was alone I felt I was being bullied into agreeing to stuff I did not agree with ) Well today went a lot better. I don’t want to raise my hopes that improvements are on the outlook but things went well. Little man will not read any of the books they send him home with. He will hide them once home, this often takes me weeks to recover them ( his a top hider ) The Senco has agreed that as long as Little man is reading it doesn’t matter what he chooses to read. This means he now has permission to take his own books into school. When I gave him the good news his face lite up, he was more then pleased. Also he may be given the chance to bring his laptop into school on a Monday. This is something that has been designed as a way to make him want to come in on Mondays as right now that’s not happening. The Senco has also agreed to  speaking with his teacher in regards to being made to sing in class. Little man was made to miss playtime a few weeks back as he refused to sing a song, reason being was he felt it was a girls song. This really upset me. This is part of his condition and I don’t fell he should be punished for it. So yes he will be given the right to decided if he wishes to take part in certain songs. 

On the whole the meeting went well, I felt as if things were moving forward. Saying this I dare to get my hopes up as they have been dashed more then once. I’m just keeping my fingers and all my toes crossed that things are going to improve for the sake of my Little man and his much needed education:)

THE NEVER ENDING FIGHT

18 Mar

OK so your through the whole diagnosis part what next ?

If like myself you had to fight for your diagnosis you may fell pretty lost. Don’t give up!  Most of the services for ASD can only be used by those with a full diagnosis, which can take sometime! Once you have this you may fell that at long last others have been able to see what you see. There’s a reason behind the way your child acts and now he can begin to receive the help within the areas he has problems in. It’s so not that easy! I fell that I’m always frighting for my child’s right, I think that maybe this will be something I will always have to do. His school is a never ending battle, coming up against the education system is a battle I’m guessing may be one of the hardest you will ever face. Reason’s being are that everyone within this system seems to stick together, looking after each other. Maybe their are a few decent members behide the education system that do that little bit more then there “JOB” and really do the best thing possible for the child in question. I’m yet to see this.

I think the best support I have ever found for me and little man is right here on the net! There are some wonderful support groups on the Internet today. As well as support groups you will find some fantastic blogs related to autism spectrum disorders. I know that I have gained a great deal of information from other parents of children on the spectrum. It’s truly wonderful how these parents of children with ASD have come together in the fright for autism. I really didn’t know many people that were in my situation apart from a few so talking to others about G was hard. Friends tried there best to understand but it’s hard for them so it’s pointless really. But online I have made many friends that are parents of children with ASD, we have shared some fantastic conversations and had fun offering one another tips on different aspects of the condition. Twitter is one of the best ways to connect and share. I love it:)

All I’m saying is don’t think it’s all Rosie from here. Support don’t fall in your lap! You have to look for it and then ask for it! IF YOU ARE REFUSED IT!! FIGHT FOR IT!!!

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