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Hi, my name is Mohammad Islam

islamrifat86islamrifat86 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 2020 in Parents and carers
Hi my name is Mohammad Removed by moderator (personal details). I am new to this community. I have a Five years and Ten months old autistic son he attends a primary school. Last year in December the inclusion manager told that my Son's EHC plan will be completed by next session but since July 2020 I have been emailing the inclusion manager to know some update about the EHC assessment and its progress but they are not responding to any of my email.
I speak to the class teacher almost every day regarding this and she also confirms that she has passed my message to the inclusion manager, but the inclusion manager is still ignoring my emails.
I can see that this is a obvious discrimination.
I am feeling so helpless and lonely.
Any advice and suggestions will be appreciated.
Thank you       
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,213 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Has the assessment actually taken place? if so has a decision actually been made yet?
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  • islamrifat86islamrifat86 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi Last year in December I have been informed by the inclusion manager that she will speak to the local speech and language therapist and they are expecting to complete the plan by next session but after that no other update.
    I have been emailing them for last three months but no reply and I have also checked with the Local authorities and found out no assessment has been made yet.
    I don’t know why the school inclusion manager is not responding.
    Thanks for your concern 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,213 Disability Gamechanger
    There could potentially be a backlog of people waiting for assessments due to Covid19 holding most things back. Once the assessment starts your local council will give you a decision within 16 weeks whether they are going ahead with the EHCP.

    Did the school refer him? If they did then i'd advise you to speak to them to ask them to contact your local authority on your behalf to ask what exactly is happening.
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Hello @islamrifat86 and welcome to the community :) 

    I'm sorry to hear about the delays you've had in being able to get an EHCP in place for your son, it must be very difficult for you as a parent.
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  • islamrifat86islamrifat86 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi all 
    I informed the local authorities EHC coordinator, school EHC case worker and Independent advice and support services the called the school and asked for update and this morning I just had a chat with the school's inclusion manager and they confirmed me that they are going to send the paperwork and assessment request to the local authorities by this week.
    I am feeling hopeful.
    Thanks  
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,213 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm glqad you were able to speak to someone. Once the assessment starts then there's a deadline of 16 weeks for a decision to made. Once it's made if they agree to the EHCP a draft one will be written and sent to you, if there's anything in there that you're not happy with you need to tell them. Once it's all agreed to final EHCP will be written and a copy of this will be sent to you. Overall the process shouldn't take any longer than 20 weeks.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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