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I havent been on really for a while, but some of you might remember from last year, that at my daughters annual review we were trying to get her moved to a special school but it didnt go well, and then i looked into homeschooling but at that time i wouldnt have been able to do it, as i have a younger child who would have been around all the time. Well on Thursday we have her annual review again for her statement and we are again requesting a change of placement, the differenc this time is we have parent partnership involved, and when the woman talked to the school on the phone about us wanting a change of placement, the school have said to her that if we have got enough evidence to prove that they arent supporting her needs then they will agree to the change ( i think they think we cant get the proof). Ive been so stressed over the past few days trying to get everything sorted (we were only told last week when her annual review is) but i finally feel like im getting somewhere. In her statement one of the main points it makes is she needs speech and language therapy and the school need training (she has autism and selective mutism) in selective mutism. Well she is in year 1 of school now and has not recieved any speech and language at all, and they tried to make out like it was because communication and autism team are involved with her and she is having it through them. But it actually states it must be a speech and language therapist, and in the report made by the speech therapist when we first put in for her statement 2 years ago, it says what she needs and that when she starts to say anything at school (which she does say the odd thing) then she needs a special programme designed for her from a speech therapist to keep her talking. Im really hoping we have all the proof we need that they are not meeting her needs (i mean they are even not meeting her basic needs, as she will come home from school wet and no one has noticed) but we could finally be getting somewhere, and i have decided this time if we cant get it i am appealing! Sorry for the big long message, but am just feeling happy that we coudl finally be getting somewhere, although knowing my luck after the meeting on thursday i will probably feeling like we have still got nowhere but we have to hope!!
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Aww I really hope it works out for you!! I am facing similar problems and I know how hard and frustrating it can be. I have a similar meeting with regards to my son today and I have a feeling I will end up pulling him from the mainstream school and then just hope he will get a specialist provision.

Just be honest and tell them everything you worry about regardless of how silly it seems. At the end of the day it is YOUR decision as the mother I know the LA would have you believe differently but mostly they care more about funding and money then they do about the child's happiness and needs. I wish you lots of luck let us know how it goes Big Grin
Will I EVER stop having to fight for my son to have what he NEEDS!? Huh
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(04-04-2011, 11:57 AM)lubynoo Wrote: Aww I really hope it works out for you!! I am facing similar problems and I know how hard and frustrating it can be. I have a similar meeting with regards to my son today and I have a feeling I will end up pulling him from the mainstream school and then just hope he will get a specialist provision.

Just be honest and tell them everything you worry about regardless of how silly it seems. At the end of the day it is YOUR decision as the mother I know the LA would have you believe differently but mostly they care more about funding and money then they do about the child's happiness and needs. I wish you lots of luck let us know how it goes Big Grin


Hi,
I wish u all the luck in the world, It is so hard when we have to constantly fight for what our children need. My son moved to a moderate special school age 5 and is now preparing for a move to a servere school after easter. He is now 13yrs old. The latest move has been on the cards for the last 2yrs, but it was me that finally made the decission and decided that it is time for him to move. Socially he is being left behind. I am currently fighting to get some help at home. He has always been aggressive due to his lack of communication but now he is getting bigger it is getting harder to manage him. But nobody seems to want to take it on board. Ive eventually managed to find somebody to take the case to panel for me. The problem was other than school no other agencies are involved and because he is getting ready to move schools nobody knows whose job it really is. His current school have now agreed to follow it through to the panel meeting and then his new school will have to pick it up as it is then an active case.

All this puts us under so much stress emotionally though. Why do we have to fight to get the help we are entitled to and need. Its not fair on us or the children. Provisions need to be easier to access. I am quite a strong person but im finding this really tough and I know their are ppl out there who will find it even harder than me. I feel im stuck at the bottom of a mountain. I know I need to climb to the top but I haven't got the strength to do it.


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