The fight for a place at Baston House School was long and hard, but Jane has proved that it was a fight worth winning
Although Alec had been professionally diagnosed with autism and dyspraxia when he was six years…
Harry was diagnosed with autism (PDD-NOS) when he was four years old but was fortunate enough to be able to attend a mainstream primary school, which was more than able to adequately address what Sally believed were his needs at the time. However, when the time came to consider his secondary education, Sally had to reassess the situation, especially in light of the fact that their Local Education Authority offered only a limited choice of settings.
“His primary school had served him very well but they accepted that Harry needed more than a mainstream school could provide at the next stage,” Sally says. “The only option we were given by the LEA was not geared specifically to children with autism and, as a child who is very able on the autistic spectrum, we felt that Harry would plateau academically if he was not given the right opportunities.”