It is difficult to find a way out of this mess with education. I am so angry because had they finished her statement on time, then Dinky may have got a school place in a school that understands PDA for this September, but finding a school place for a 6 year old girl is really difficult, as some schools, especially independent/ non maintained special schools, seem to start from 7, because we all know, hit 7 hand that is when autism kicks in…. (Rolls eyes massively).
I’m starting to think the only way forward is to have her home for a year while I wait for her to be old enough to attend a special school that might understand her.
However both social services and education would have to get their fingers out and support us properly. Especially as I don’t know WHAT to try to do with her. We have been doing lots on animals and dinos but we can’t do that from home. I have to take her to experience it first hand. We have to go to museums, zoos, sealife ect, we can’t do it from books, it is not interesting and doesn’t grab her attention- she becomes really avoidant as the learning aspect and therefore the demand, is so much more obvious when doing book work or fact finding.
We can’t do animals and dinos forever.
Also I need help to meet the identified needs. She needs a sensory diet for me to follow, she needs help with her fine motor skills, she needs social skills lessons, and she needs help learning how to express her emotions in a safe way. I can’t do that. I am not trained, I am not am expert. I know dinky, doesn’t mean I know OT, SaL, and I am no teacher.
In regards to socialising, I have found far too many people to be fake, I also don’t see why anyone would lie to make out their child is autistic, nor do I get why people won’t say to peoples face what they say to others. Life would be far easier if people were honest.
It makes it hard to trust anyone.
I think I am better off by myself. No one can hurt me or lie to me if I don’t give them the chance to.
I just don’t get people!