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On 22 Jan 2017 at 4:47pm Karen wrote:
I have a daughter with autism, and I'm increasingly feeling that she would have a better training to be an independent adult if I homeschooled her. My only concern would be finding opportunities to interact with her peers, (she is 11). I've read some posts here. Please, just practical advice, not nasty stuff. x
On 22 Jan 2017 at 6:03pm Billy wrote:
Hi Karen, can't offer any practical advice but I think you've cracked it by recognising the need for your daughter to interact with her peers. I posted last year about a 6 year old who wasn't allowed to interact with others and got shot down! Wishing you all the very best.
On 22 Jan 2017 at 8:03pm Noname wrote:
I don't know if Education Otherwise is still going , it probably is . It was a great source of support and information, help with local contacts etc . Might be worth checking them out
On 22 Jan 2017 at 9:00pm Sergeant Major wrote:
I have a son with autism. He tried a mainstream school and fell apart. He was turned home educated for three years, but that was incredibly challenging for us and isolating for him. He is now going to a school that caters for people like him and things are better, but still challenging.
I would advise getting a statement, so that the local authority provides the education your daughter needs. My wife asked people on Mumsnet and ended up getting advice from experts on how to qualify for help.
I'd avoid the home education route and give yourself a break, but if you do choose it, there are support groups in the area.
On 22 Jan 2017 at 9:21pm Feline wrote:
I have a colleague whose daughter with autism goes to a specialist school in Eastbourne. He is very happy with it. She is transported there and back by taxi.

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