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Child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder       started by debs1966 on 20 Jan 2010   (22492)
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From debs1966

20 Jan 2010 9:44 AM
(107287)
Hi Guys I have recently been advised that my son has aspergers and that he will get extra funding to help him in primary school here in the UK from September. We are looking to come to Perth in the forseeable future. Can anybody please advise me how the schools help children who maybe on the autisic sprectum out in Austriala please. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Or does anybody have children with autism and if so, how was it when you moved out to Oz because change etc can be hard for them to cope with. Many thanks Debbie
From kayandandy

To debs1966

20 Jan 2010 12:44 PM
(107290)
the funding for kids is nowhere near as generous here as it is in UK.
From hellofromtheuk

To debs1966

25 Jan 2010 7:28 PM
(107338)
The schools can get extra funding for children with ASD as long as you have the evidence.
From kayandandy

To hellofromtheuk

25 Jan 2010 8:06 PM
(107339)
it doesnt always end up attached to a child like it does in the uk though ... funding here is by no means as generous as it is in the UK and in some places in UK it is pretty ropey! I would speak to DET if I were in your shoes, to be sure, to be sure, to be sure.
From hellofromtheuk

To kayandandy

26 Jan 2010 3:32 AM
(107354)
Yes I know but like I said, it probably depends on the school you go to but in my experience, based on the schools my kids go to, they are on the ball and quick to act and you dont have to wait as long to see an educational physcologist.
From kayandandy

To hellofromtheuk

26 Jan 2010 4:22 PM
(107359)
I think you are very lucky that you have had this experience ... it is just there are a lot of misconceptions with regards to education here, hell I know I was taken in and I have taught extensively in both systems. It is important when moving not to assume that things like funding for SEN are the same, in fact not much is the same with regards to education!