Specialist school Versus Mainstream

Hi Everyone

My son is currently going through the ASD diagnosis and is finding it a bit difficult to focus in mainstream school, he is only 5 years old and currently have no issues with learning as such but finds it hard to use what he has learnt in a functional way.

I have been asked to look at specialist schools for him and have started visiting them but we do not feel that this is the right environment for him and we would like for him to stay in mainstream school with the right level of support. 

Is anyone else facing this tough decision at the moment, I would really like to hear from parents who have faced the same challenge

Thank you