Sink or swim?

Rachelle despaired of finding the right school for her son until she discovered Baston House

When choosing a school for a child there are many things to take into account, but for a parents with a child on
the autistic spectrum the decisions can be much more difficult. Whilst some children with the condition may
flourish in a mainstream setting, others will struggle and some may fall between the two categories. This was
the situation in which Rachelle found herself with her son, Raeshaun.

“We decided to send Raeshaun to a mainstream primary school and for the first few years we had no major
problems,” she says. “Although he had some speech delay and a short attention span, the small and fairly
informal environment suited him well and we were happy with the decision.”

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