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Any tips on getting the LA to fund ABA

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LadyDowagerHatt Thu 02-Mar-17 18:57:12

I have posted about my DD before - she is 3.8 and has moderate learning disabilities. She is due to start school in September and we were leaning towards a school for severe learning difficulties and PMLD - I was never completely happy with the fit but we didn't have any other options. We started ABA in December and she has made some marked progress, so much so that we are being advised to consider mainstream. However all involved, including myself and DH, feel that mainstream reception is beyond her so we are looking at her repeating her nursery year (she is only 8 weeks older than the year below her). In order to get the most from the repeated nursery year we are looking to secure 30 hours of funding via the EHCP (15 hours at nursery and 15 hours at home). Apparently our LA have never given any funding for ABA previously so it's not going to be easy! Has anyone managed to do this, any tips?

AngelicaM Thu 02-Mar-17 22:45:00

Are you on the ABA UK Yahoo Group? Probably best place to gather info for this and the ABA4ALL Facebook Group. X

amunt Fri 03-Mar-17 22:09:40

If you live in one of the horrid counties like Herts, where I do. Unless things change you won't get ABA without Tribunal. We just won ABA funding at Tribunal. There are a number of things you should start doing if you are going to go down that route. Let me know if you want some specifics.

LadyDowagerHatt Sat 04-Mar-17 06:15:38

Fantastic amunt, you must be so pleased. Yes tribunal is a likelihood given that there is no track record of the LA providing ABA (although interestingly ABA is not commonly used here - we are much further north than London and home counties). Any input you can provide would be much appreciated, thanks so much. Are you able to PM me?

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