I feel sick at the thought of school again next week. My DS is 12. He has 'high functioning' ASD. He is a very kind boy, sweet and gentle and quite naive. He's very literal and struggles to make friends. I'm a SAHM, I have no support at all. DH is lovely but he works very long hours.
He's just started secondary school. It's a small school, less than 500 kids with a good reputation for SEN. We moved to be in catchment. It's not going well, I am not getting on with his keyworker - I've posted about this on another thread but she's basically putting pressure on him to walk to school as we live close by. I had been giving him a lift as I drive past school with DD. He's been up until 11.30pm on a school night stressing about walking in, I know it seems like it's no big deal, but it is it him, he's just not ready to let go yet. He is still unable to cross the road ffs!! Over half term DS has been telling me he's now being bullied, other boys teasing him about his obbesssions, teasing him about his underwear, they've even been videoing him with their phones trying to make him look stupid. DS thinks they're going to post it on line.
I can't talk to the keyworker, she told me to back off so we have no dialogue at all. I've emailed his form tutor, head of year and the head teacher and the SENCO, so I'm on to it, there's no way I'm letting this go, but I feel so down about it all, poor DS. It's been such a struggle to get him to this point as he's been badly bullied in the past and now it's happening again. Why does it have to be such a battle? It s been so stressful, how the hell are we going to get through the next five years