low stimulus environment

(4 Posts)
Debs75 Wed 20-May-15 14:26:22

DS, 16 who is autistic has been sent home yet again from school. The general consensus now is he can't cope due to over stimulation and they are suggesting a low stimulus school. He is currently at a great special needs school which he has been at since he was 4. Last year he was diagnosed with depression and is now under investigation for epilepsy.
He is really struggling at school and is obviously not enjoying it or even getting any kind of education. When i asked where we could find a low stimulus school his teacher said not in our lea area.

Where are we left legally. Do they have to find somewhere for him? Can he leave school and go onto adult services? He needs a huge care package as it was last year without the depression or epilepsy. We are at our wits end now as if he has nowhere to go i will have to quit work or else he will just be stuck at home all day (only i drive and he can't access public transport)
Has anyone else had any contact with low stimulus schools or know how i go about finding one, google hasn't been much help yet and still waiting for education to speak with us

Debs75 Wed 20-May-15 17:58:09

Anyone around?
Just spoke to the deputy head and he all but said DS needs a new placement

PolterGoose Wed 20-May-15 22:25:07

Debs, SN Children is a busier board and lots of regular (and irregular!) posters have kids in specialist schools, might be a better place to post smile

Debs75 Wed 20-May-15 22:40:56

Thanks will try and copy and paste It across

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