Fighting for assessment

Only Baston House School understood exactly what Heidi’s son needed, and was able to offer the right support.

Shaw has only been at Baston House School for six months but is, says Heidi, now presenting as a completely
different child. Shaw has an Autistic Spectrum diagnosis, Generalized Anxiety and speech and language

As the small, mainstream primary school which Shaw had been attending became increasingly unable to
address Shaw’s needs, Heidi became concerned and sought the school’s support in obtaining a Statement
of Special Education Needs for him but, as the teachers felt Shaw appeared to be coping adequately in the
classroom, this support was refused by the LEA.

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