Monday, October 20, 2008

No place for aspies

"LITTLE Tyler Foster has had to stay at home since the start of term because education chiefs cannot find him a school place. The five-year-old has Asperger’s syndrome, which affects his ability to make friends and interact."

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Running costs ‘too high’ at Asperger’s centres: "Two centres for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome near Shrewsbury are being forced to close next year because of funding difficulties."

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3 comments:

Denise said...

Shame she doesn't seem to see home ed as a valid option :(

laurentius rex said...

When I was five there was no aspergers diagnosis, therefore it was not possible to discriminate against me on the basis of it.

How far forward have we really come?

Now whilst a lable brings me some advantages these days, I wonder in the long run and on an objective cost benefit analysis what the result would be?

I think the problem is not with individual lables, but with any lable in that the assumption is that any lable bad, costs more, insurance, litigation, risk, you know the score.

riaz said...

Unfortunately suitable home education networks aren't in place but we're trying to improve things...

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