My son was diagnosed as Autism High Functioning in April2017. I have had no contact with specialists except for an occupational therapy review just before Christmas. SALT discharged him on the SENCo's say so without referring to his case notes or diagnosis. I have had him reinstated onto the caseload and we have a meeting on Wednesday to discuss his needs. I am hopefully seeing his consultant in February.
My son is almost 7 and attends a mainstream school where he copes quite well with the curriculum (if anything its not challenging enough) and his social circle is limited but maintained. However,his behaviour is becoming increasingly difficult to manage at home and bad days at school definitely impact on this.
Should I be pushing for him to have an EHCP prior to starting junior school in September? It is a separate school to the infant he currently attends though on the same site. The school are reluctant to offer support with transition just yet and are asking me to wait in until Easter.
I am also unsure what, if any, extra considerations will get in terms its his SATs in May.
Any support here would be really beneficial.
You may find the following information useful.
The following article contains a lot of helpful information about education for a child with an autism:http://www.autism.org.uk/about/in-education.aspx This includes information regarding getting extra support for your child in their education setting.
You can search for schools that cater for children with an autism spectrum disorder on our Autism Services Directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx
It can help to pass on information specifically for education professionals about autism spectrum disorders. The following link contains information written for education professionals: http://www.autism.org.uk/professionals/teachers.aspx
You may want to contact our Education Rights Service who provides information, support and advice on educational provision and entitlements. Please see the following link for further information: http://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/education-rights.aspx
I hope this helps.