Hi my 14 year daughter recently diagnosed with asd also changed school 12 months ago struggled with a lot of things so hence her attendance not 100%.
the school are constantly on my back meetings fines etc which adds too my anxiety and stress. Now I have a letter asking me to attend a panel. I’m furious feel like the school are hitting me over the head with a stick. Feel like they care more about their attendance figures than the stress I have at home and what they are putting my under.
Feel like their is no end to it and they are making me feel frightened. What can I do? Anyone else had experience of this
The National Autistic Society offers something called the Education Rights Service for people having a conflict with their child's school, or who want to know more about what legal rights they have, or who just want information and support. You can find out about this service and what it offers here: http://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/education-rights.aspx
We also have a page offering advice on on resolving disagreements with a school here: http://www.autism.org.uk/about/in-education/resolving-disagreements.aspx
If you'd like to talk to someone at the NAS for general help please call the helpline on 0808 800 4104.
But in the specific situation you describe I think the best idea would be contact the Education Rights Service on 0808 800 4102. If you leave a message you should be called back within 24 hours.
Ross - mod