Setting up a 'Free School' for high functioning children in Plymouth

Many high functioning autistic children aren't achieving their full potential due to the lack of support available to them in the current educational system. If they do not have a learning difficulty they won't necessarily fit the criteria for a specialist unit but with socia/lsensory//behavioural difficulties they often struggle in a mainstream setting. The National Autistic Society recognises there is a gap in the education system for these children and have begun setting up 'Free Schools' to help cater for their needs. A group of parents have got together and decided that something needs to be done and we are petitioning for a school like this to to be set up in Plymouth. Please sign this petition to show your support and pass onto as many people as possible. Thank you

Links


http://www.autism.org.uk/our-services/education-and-schools/free-schools-and-academies.aspx

Discussion

  • Anonymous Would be a very valuable resource for Devon/Plymouth, who knows what will be the needs of my toddlers in the future but I would be very glad of it being there if needed and I also know of a friend whose child it may well benefit.

  • Heidi Willis I would really like this for my children and am happy to contribute in any way I can

  • lisa richards totally behind this due to my daughter currently not being in school as no schools suitable for her due to being high functioning

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