Help or advice...
I really need help on what to do.
Firstly I have a 7 yr old son who has autism. Well hes 8 in 2 months.
He was diagnosed in May 2015 and was currently attending nursery setting.
This is a question about education.
He started reception in September 2015
In October 2015 after numerous visits off a EARLY YEARS SENIT, STARS team, SENCO and new class teachers they finalist a report.
Please read this properly as i need help.
All I have in his folder is a COMPLEX NEEDS CONSULATION AND SEN SUPPORT SUMMARY SHEET.
Also I have EYFFI early years funding for inclusion.
Yr 1 and 2 came round and all I get is target sheets that says sen support plan at the top.
We are now in yr 3 n ive received 1 support plan target sheet all year.
My son is really struggling and the SENCO has put it off and off. Ive complained since yr 1 but they kept saying the same things. They havnt applied for extra funding all these years as they stated to me, they are worried that L.A. will come out and lower it to where he could get nothing. They have All said he needs more help but not enough funding. The previous SENCO has left without notice to parents with sen children. A new SENCO is in training and with the lead practioner they are saying in paper my boy is doing amazing but told me by voice hes not.
Be aware though, that hes doing that fantastic, they've had to make a referal back to STARS. And bring his speech therapist back In, as they was trying to save on money and putting there hand in there pocket. So where was the speech funding money going? Because it wasnt on my child. His funding award was to have speech and language every 2 weeks. They removed all his things off him due to lack of funding I.e. workstation in quiet area, intensive interaction, time out tent, fidget toys, they have taken his TA off him, from having one full time in reception, TO.... in yr 3, only having his TA half an hour in the morning and half hour afternoon. The half an hour in morning is basically to take him in and settle him down due to the fear and hatred towards school. They removed visual timetable and award charts, visual cue cards. But now referral has been made to stars, all these things they removed are slowly creeping back in place so when stars come back in, they can make out there's no problem. They will not admit they were wrong n he needs more help. They won't have their school having a bad name. I can't prove nothing either evan tho ive documented everything they've said. My word is nothing unfortunately. He's to be dragged to school, meltdowns, self harming his hands and small violence to me. All due to him hating school. He's now stimming too. He is hypersensitive and severe anxiety to noise and all animals etc. The list goes on. He's severely routine based and does a lot of visual. If this is disturbed then all hell breaks loose. Hes terrified of his teachers. Has talking mats and ear defenders. I could keep going. He has huge meltdowns and night worrying about school in the morning and when morning comes he's very emotional and meltdowns can happen.
So the help I need is...
I believe he needs an EHC plan.
School and SENCO will pretend that he's fine and will not help. He will not cope in main stream high school as he's struggling now at primary. The old SENCO before quitting said she would help get him into a autism school but now she's quit I dont no what the new one will do.
Help... I'm not very clued up on paperwork and big words etc and rights.
What does my son currently have? Support plan, IEP, or due to the new act law will it be a EHCP or have they not bothered to transfer. I really don't understand. How do i go about get a EHCP.?
They no I'm not very brainy but i have a friend who's helped me understand loads. She also has autism child same school. Please somebody help me....
Can't wait to here from you all