We have applied for a statutory assessment for DS and have received a letter for EP to visit to assess DS' s schooling needs. We have asked for a placement at an ABA school. Our LA has said they are considering our application for an assessment, but not promising anything. The six weeks to do an assessment (am I right on this?)has not run out yet.
What information am I supposed to give them and what not? Please help. The visit is for next week.
I would say that you need to show the EP just how severely your child is affected by the autism - both in order to get a statement and special school. Any but the most severe are getting rejected, to save money.
When I had a similar visit, I was having to prove the opposite, as I was trying for mainstream.
Thank you sickof. I will not be getting ds to comply then!!!ds's speech and communication has been assessed below 3, he is 8. If he is not severe in their book, I don't know who is. But I do know we have a fight in our hands.
Do you have any way of showing them that ABA is best suited to his educational needs? Or they might try and give you their (cheaper) special school. I had been doing ABA so had proof; could you argue danger of harming self or others if not given a 1-to-1, or that he cannot focus without the ABA approach of motivating him to learn?