Dear School

Dear School As we approach the last year of my son’s primary education with you, I need you to know how I feel about this important year. Not only is it Joseph’s last year at your school, it’s his last year in a mainstream setting. We made the decision jointly last year, that a specialist…

Educating Joseph

A huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Today, I can breathe again. Today, we confirmed our choice of school for Joseph for Year 7. Today, I realised that I am no longer fearful of the future and accepting that next year Joseph will be educated within a specialist provision. And that’s actually fine….

When The Mainstream Runs Dry – Autism and Schools

Over four months ago I started a post that began charting the journey we’d had in choosing Joseph’s primary school. It wasn’t an easy post to write for two main reasons. The emotions that it brought to the surface about that starting point, almost six years ago but also because I knew where the completion…