Advanced search

Our SN area is not a substitute for expert advice. While many Mumsnetters have a specialist knowledge of special needs, if they post here they are posting as members, not experts. There are, however, lots of organisations that can help - some suggestions are listed here. If you've come across an organisation that you've found helpful, please tell us. Go to Special needs chat, Parents with disabilities, SN teens, SN legal, SN children, SN recommendations.

Specialist ASD schooling in Home Counties area.

(1 Post)
kyz1981 Mon 06-Nov-17 10:48:54

Hi my DS, (7) ASD/SPD is not coping accessing mainstream from his base specialist school and his anxiety about having to attend is having an impact on his learning.

I am currently exploring more appropriate schools with his teacher as she agree that he is unlikely to intergrate for the required period 30% in mainstream as he has shown no increase in attending in 3 years. The unit he is in at the moment only has 7 children and this has suited him well, if you took out the mandatory mainstream integration it is perfect.

I am looking for specialist HF schools in the Buck, Berks, Herts, Oxfordshire area that would provide a good level of tailored curriculum and good language models. He is very bright but struggles with accessing mainstream curriculum but can work at a higher level than age in maths when it is put through an interest such as turtles or cats.

I currently have on my shortlist, Thames Vallry school, Hillingdon Manor, Egerton Rothesay, Furze down school, and Chilworth house.
Ideally we would want a school that can take him up until he is 19 as he really struggles with transitions.

Has anyone any other ideas or have any experience with the above schools.?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: