Hi all, one of my boys, 7 years old hasn't been diagnosed as high functioning into the ASD spectrum. Professionals from outside the school have mentioned it to me and as a special needs teacher myself I can identify some of the characteristic. I need advice what should I do? At the moment He has learnt to adapt and when He tests too much in a group at school he moves to another one. He absolutely loves English and reading he finds Maths easy, can see things patterns in numbers although he is not interested in Maths as much as in other subjects. He has many interests and is always into projects as he is very dextrous. I also have found that the school where he goes is not very simpathetic to students with special needs as they are not proactive to identify the students or to provide with help. I also would like to know if there are any groups in North London where my son could meet other children within the ASD spectrum Thanks a lot
You could search the Autism Services Directory for relevant groups in your area - you can find the directory here: http://www.autism.org.uk/services/autism-services-directory.aspx
You might also like to contact our Autism Helpline, as they can provide you with information and advice on your issue. You can call them on 0808 800 4104 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm), although please note that the Helpline is experiencing increasingly high demand, and you may not reach them straight away.
Please see the following link for further information: http://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/main.aspx
Alternatively you may like to contact our Education Rights Service where information, support and advice is provided 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 that is of some help.
Kerri - Mod