Oh no, why cant things just be easy for once! At least part of it went well.
I got an email from Inclusion, meeting will not be rescheduled by the looks of things. Passing us over to the Autism Outreach team in January. The school we want to move too is closed due to snow so not able to visit, everything is on hold.
oh dear, schools can be very determined not to deviate from phonics, Ive run across this one too. with DS - he stumbled along for year R, doing well with sight words, then finally getting blending simple c-a-t words at the end of year R, then in year R 1 he clicked with reading (I am 99% sure with memorising words by sight, judging by the mistakes he makes!), but has done so well that it's not been an issue how he reads iyswim. DS did do the Moondog endorsed Headsprout as well, which although based around phonics is some stunningly cleverly devised aba-ey type thing, maybe see if your DS likes that, it has 3 free trial lessons on the website.