mainstream school or homeschool whats the best choice

hi there i have a 7 year old who we finally got diagnosed in jan i had said from the age of 3 he wasnt right he is struggling in school 2 cope but because he is not academically to far behind he wont get a ehcp the school have helped but he hurts himself they made him sit with his hands on the table because he was hurting himself his not sleeping and saying really bad things about how he hates his life waiting to have sessions with ewmhs.the school say i will make him worse taking him out but to him the last place he wants to be is with people its hard to even get him to go out.just wondered if anyone had any advice as to me its not worth the upset and its ruining his daily life.when given the diagnosis all they said was he scored significantly on the scale not sure what that means any advice would be great thank you   

  • Hi Buster,

    I'm sorry to hear how distressed your son is with school at the moment.  As you mention that you think he won't get an EHCP, you may want to contact our Education Rights Service who provides information, support and advice on educational provision and entitlements. They may be able to help you find out if this is correct.  Please see the following link for further information: .

    Additionally, the following article contains a lot of helpful information about education for a child with an autism: This includes information regarding getting extra support for your child in their education setting.

    If you were thinking of changing your son's educational setting, you can search for schools that cater for children with an autism spectrum disorder on our Autism Services Directory:

    It can help to pass on information specifically for education professionals about autism spectrum disorders. The following link contains information written for teachers and education professionals:

    I hope you find something that helps but please get back in touch if you need anything more.

    Kind regards,

    Heather - Mod

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