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Advice/opinions on moving ds into autistic base.

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PersonalHouseElf Tue 17-Jul-07 16:13:46

As it's the end of the school year, Ds' school have had a shuffle round and are offering Ds a place in their Autistic base.
I don't know whether to accept this place as it seems to contradict what they said when he started.
They said as Ds had mild ASD, they didn't want to put him in the base as it would pull him back and they wanted to learn behaviour from the other kids in his class.
Someone tell me to get over myself, it's not a step backwards, he's getting the best support and I'm over-reacting.

DangerousBeans Tue 17-Jul-07 16:16:35

How did he cope this past year?
Might it be worth giving the place a try, and reassess at Christmas?

PersonalHouseElf Tue 17-Jul-07 16:20:30

He's only started in January and the diference in him is remarkable. His speech has noticebly improved, behaviour better etc.
The only problems they have in his class is when he's having a tantrum, they can't always spare someone for 1-1 (3 adults to 9/10 kids)
In the base he would get 1-1 maybe 2 kids to I adult depending on any moving/leaving/starting etc.

DangerousBeans Tue 17-Jul-07 16:22:14

It's a difficult decision.
What is your instinctive choice?

PersonalHouseElf Tue 17-Jul-07 16:25:29

I'm leaning towards your first response. It couldn't hurt to try it, could it?
I could always have him put back in the mixed classes.

DangerousBeans Tue 17-Jul-07 18:10:21

I think that sounds like a sensible decision.
I hope he settles in well, and enjoys it.

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