Published on 12, July, 2020
My son has a diagnosis of ASD and he is 10. People describe him as high functioning ASD as he is not delayed in his educational ability, its more emotional regulation and anxiety. He is in mainstream school, year six and is really struggling to cope emotionally at school, having regular meltdowns, which then takes along time to contain after school.
I'm really concerned that his emotional needs are not being met at school and the meltdowns are becoming more frequent. He is in a class of 30 children with a teacher and a TA.
What is the best way to assess if his needs are being met as I feel at a loss of how to help him.
Any advice gratefully received.
It sounds like you might benefit from looking at the page on the NAS site 'Extra help for your child' - https://www.autism.org.uk/about/in-education/extra-help-in-school.aspx - which outlines ways you can get extra support for your child based on where you are in the country, and how to advocate for your child through the various education authorities, as well as the Education Rights Service - https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/education-rights.aspx - which can offer advice and support to you on communicating your needs to your child's school.
Hope this is of some help,
Ross - mod