Ok so I seem to have stepped into a parallel universe wherein we go to meet the local authority people all ready for a fight.
And they then agree to put ABA into DS' statement and we are negotiating funding from a pretty generous starting offer.
Anyone wishing to know which authority we are in, feel free to send me a PM.
One of the reasons stated was looking to the future where parents get more control over their child's funding. The people we are dealing with couldn't be nicer, more professional and, dare I say, caring.
Am I being duped or are we just the luckiest people in the country?
Wow, that is brilliant, congratulations. Very very pleased for you and its made me a little happy myself as well. We have not had any dealings with LEA yet, so its good to know its not all doom and gloom. A cheeky PM coming your way as well.
It's not rocket science really. We're running the programme so cheaply through judicious management (largely = not being in London) that they will save money compared with the special school + transport he was due to get.
That good news, An LA not too far from us has been known to agree ABA without a fight, but also always expect the parents to take a less than 100% package for the privilege. But its def a step in the right direction.
Sorry if this is a daft question - do you mean that you've got ABA in the Statement to be carried out at school or do mean funding for out of school ABA? Asking because I have my DDs pre starting school statement review coming up and I'd be interested to know what's possible!