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(UK) Wiltshire Council fails to provide school place for boy with ASD; parents "desperate"

Feb 15, 2019, Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Parents desperate to find a school place and education for their son https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/17436076.parents-desperate-to-find-a-school-place-and-education-for-their-son/ DAD Jason Haines is desperate to find a suitable school place for his 11-year-old son Caleb, who has been out of education since September. Caleb, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s, an autistic spectrum condition, when he was five, is still registered as a pupil at Notton House School near Lacock but, following an incident earlier in the academic year, is no longer allowed to attend. Now Mr Haines, and Caleb’s mum Catriona, from Chippenham, want Wiltshire Council to find suitable provision for their son. … He said Caleb, who has a statement of special educational needs, had challenging behaviours because he had big mood swings but he was still entitled to and desperately needed an education and a school place. “The only thing they can offer him at the moment are two mornings, when he goes to the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust place at Lower Moor Farm,” said Mr Haines. “They do some activities, but he’s not getting an education. We had a meeting with the local authority and ten schools were identified, in Wiltshire or just outside the county, but none had a place for him.”… “He’s due to start secondary education in September - and hasn’t had hardly any primary education. We are worried about his future when he finishes school. The lack of education will affect his whole life.”…