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Why mainstreaming my son is exhausting me.

My eight year-old son has completed his first year of mainstream education at the local school, after having being in a Special School for his first two years. There are so many good and bad aspects of mainstreaming him, in … Continue reading

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Fight, Move, Adapt? When the local education doesn’t match your autistic child

A recent news story about a violent seven-year old autistic boy who has been excluded from the mainstream school he was attending, has started a passionate discussion about whether the school or the parent is in the right: Has the … Continue reading

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A Right to the Wrong Education?

I am told that my son has not only the right to a free education, but the right to an inclusive education: I am told that I may – and should – insist that he be educated within the mainstream … Continue reading

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