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ASD son, 12, and school trip.

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EndoTheRoad Tue 31-May-11 10:55:44

Hi.

My son's off on a school trip for 3 days with the school. I believe about 30 children are going in total with 2/3 members of staff.

One of my son's teachers has rang me to ask if DP and I wants him to have a (discreet, "He's-wired-up-differently") chat with DS's peers and staff at the centre they'll be staying. DS has very quirky behaviours and he believes it may explain it a little.

I am not sure. On one hand, I believe it'd better - it's all out and everyone 's aware. On the other hand, I'm worried that it'll attach some kinda stigma - make his a target for bullying.

Can anyone offer any words of advice/experience?

I'd very much appreciate it.

starfishmummy Tue 31-May-11 11:18:24

I would suggest that maybe they should mention it to the staff at the centre but not to his peers (although surely his classmates will have realised that he is a bit different anyway?)

EndoTheRoad Tue 31-May-11 13:09:58

Thanks, starfishmummy.

His classmates must be aware of his differentness. At the last parent's evening, one teacher pointed out that they are friendly towards DS, but he shies away. He also said that DS is given allowances which his peers must wonder why.

I think you're right. Best to mention to all staff involved and only to peers if necessary.

Thanks again.

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