The process of securing a secondary school place for The Boy Child has been both difficult and stressful. After months of meetings, phone calls, emails and a formal complaint, The Boy Child is due to join a specialist autism-specific school in September.
The decision to leave mainstream education was not one we took lightly, but the opportunity for The Boy Child to be taught by teachers specialised in teaching children with autism was to good to turn down. The school is a new build, with wide corridors, spacious and light classrooms, and a pet dog.
The pet dog was the decider for The Boy Child.
The educational road we are travelling along is about to take a turn we’d never anticipated as a reality. But it is one The Boy Child is prepared for and one that we are embracing.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela.