well, I was quite impressed with all of these people and areas/questions discussed I just wonder what any of it will actually transpire into in reality and how long anything takes to really happen, etc
Where is the suggestion about key time frames for recognition, assessment and interventions...the battle/fighting and a limit on these lengthy time frames being minimised and put into force so children are not left in limbo and their families?...it was mentioned several times but with no suggestion about 'how to' shorten these nightmares.
Caught the second half. Timpson is a smooth operator on his feet, smell the barrister. Managed to say alot without saying anything much at all.
DH says the first few speakers were best so will watch it back.
Indep school stuff was good but a Lead teacher for autism in every mainstream school is not going to work unless they are all going to go off to university to do ABA for a few years - it will all be NAS TEACCH SPELL stuff which never worked for DS - why were they talking about high incidence sen when there are lots of low incidence (severe asd / non verbal) kids in mainstream?
Yes, not much of a committment from Ed, but he did say he'd reflect on the COP (unless I misheard - was trying to make dinner, supervise a headsprout session, stop dd from making the baby cry and answer the phone for updates on DH's delays home).
Penny 'gets it' though. Sharon was okay but a tad woolly (but perhaps I'm being unfair as the chicken was burning at that point).
Agree that an autism lead means nothing, except perhaps a bit of awareness-raising, but personally, I'd rather my ds was taught.
Timpson kinda made me bristle a bit...very on the outskirts of any real answers with all of his words
what about sencos being executive staff within schools and being in more of a position to drive through funding and resources they require....I thought this sounded good but question if this would mean new employment of principal senco's into this position or if a current senco would just get the promotion in-house? I would hope that the positions were applied for and the best candidate chosen rather than straight from the in-house staff.... Seems a reasonable idea that senco's would have allocated funds to implement more easily or help drive a resource need forward with more clout if they were part of the school executive commitee iykwim