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Autism schools in Gloucestershire

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HelenWJ Tue 09-Aug-16 04:17:40

My husband and I are moving back to Gloucestershire (most likely Cheltenham/Tewksbury area.) We have a ten year old son who is autistic, he's currently in a special education school with children of mixed abilities. We are looking for a school in Gloucestershire that either has a specialist unit or specializes in HFA. He has sensory issues and needs to be in quiet fairly small, environment but does well academically when the conditions are right. We have the flexibility to move to an area where his educational needs can be met, does anyone have any suggestions?

Nettlefairy1 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:14:57

I'm not an expert but maybe have a look at Bredon school? Good luck

Nettlefairy1 Thu 17-Nov-16 23:15:40

TheCommonWoMan Thu 24-Nov-16 21:23:44

A friend's autistic DS went to Milestones in Gloucester. They really rated it but their DS was far from high functioning.

Andfurthermore Fri 25-Nov-16 16:56:16

Again not an expert, but a friends son is very happy here

vgmgfg Thu 02-Feb-17 13:49:20

Hi HelenWJ,
Did you manage to move to the area and find a school for your son yet ?
I'm a mum of an ASD kid too and am interested to find out how you got on ?

dollydean Thu 21-Sep-17 13:35:26

hiya can anyone help... my 10 year old son has aspergers syndrome and is in a mainstream school but i was wondering what secondary schools are the best for kids with mild autism in Gloucester

sleeponeday Sat 23-Sep-17 17:52:32

Dollydean, the Cotswolds is best - over in Bourton on the Water, though, so a bugger of a commute, and he'll need an EHCP naming it to get in as it is very over-subscribed (great academically, and unusually, also great at pastoral care). None of them are all that, unfortunately. Too large, too underfunded, too stretched.

The grammars can be really good if he is bright and doesn't need a lot of pastoral support, as the focus is more on academics so that can afford social capital, and they tend to be pretty rigidly structured which can be helpful.

All the above has been gleaned from off the record chats with professionals in the area.

Honestly, I'm dreading that stage. DS is rising 9 so we aren't far behind you. It's a minefield.

Goldmandra Tue 10-Oct-17 22:51:30

I wouldn't consider Bredon School of an anxious child with ASD, especially a good masker. They are good for NT children and those with Dyslexia but they didn't have the skills to support my academically able, compliant and anxious child with ASD.

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