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9 year old son just diagnosed with autism

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MrsWarner Wed 30-Mar-16 09:34:39

Hi my 9 year old son was just recently diagnosed with high functioning autism and I was wondering if he would qualify for an EHCP? I have bought this up its the school before but they told me because he is not academically behind his peers and slightly ahead I would not be able to get one.
I am quite worried as he is in year 5 and I am thinking about secondary schools and want to make sure he gets the right help he needs.
I am thinking of applying for a grammar school as he is quite smart and think this setting would suite him.

bumface Tue 24-May-16 14:42:54

Yes he can. My son was diagnosed with the same thing at a similar age. The school weren't able to help me much because he was meeting all their targets. I applied for and got him a SEN (they changed to EHCP shortly after).
He doesn't need help to learn he just needs the right setting so he can learn.
good luck.

MrsWarner Tue 24-May-16 17:40:23

Hiya, could you please explain to me how to go about the process as I feel I have hit a brick wall. Do I apply to the local authority?

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