She has a 5 year old who is autistic - not statemented but see EP who advised increased structure - was due to have further meetings re this but the move is happening....
What she needs to know is which LEA is most likely to be supportive and helpful and which are the most helpful / suitable primary schools people have experience off ???
Any comments gratefully receieved!
Having been through the placing of my ASD DS2 in a state school I feel I can offer some general, very general advice.
I would look for a school that is really on the ball, probably high achieving, we wandered around a few local schools and applied the oft quoted could I see DC here?
In the end we went for the school that seemed to be "most in control" of its pupils, so more time to marshal if required DS2.
It worked for us
DS2 has made exceptional progress and the whole (ok most) school community has been supportive.
We have had little involvement with SENCOs at the primary but did have five terms early intervention before the age of five
The challenge is the spectrum is very wide, DS2 was diagnosed as very able and proved to be so. I also remember the stress of transferring from a special unit (so fortunate to have one) to mainstream at age 5, I had nightmares!!
So it is back to basics go and visit a few schools and imagine