>Well a few days later and we’re surviving the aftermath of the exclusion.
We got the report of the incident and it was a very poorly written document full of subjective comments and emotive language. I have prepared a 4 page reply which is very measured, contains quotations from government documents and the National Autistic Society (NAS) which describes the kind of sensory overload that my son experiences in his school and the likely impact of this on his behaviour.
Some awful statistics from the NAS website include:
- 40% of all children with autism wait more than three years for a clear diagnosis
- People with autism often want to make friends but due to their disability find it difficult
- 21% of children with an ASD have been excluded from school at least once
This is one example of how gifted my son is – entitled self portrate