Autistic children being ‘robbed of an education because schools don’t know how …

In Child Education | on June, 04, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

News from Mirror.co.uk:

While most children went back to school this week after the half-term holiday, Josh Moore wasn’t among them.

Four years ago, he was a happy ­nine-year-old thriving in a mainstream primary school.

As with most boisterous young boys, his behaviour occasionally gave teachers cause for concern, but Josh was settled and doing well in lessons.

But then he was diagnosed with ­Asperger syndrome – a form of autism – and his happy schooldays were suddenly over.

He was sent home from class nearly every day with little or no warning and mum Clare was constantly being phoned by the school and asked to fetch her son.

Now, aged 13, he has dropped out of the school system altogether.

Clare has since learnt that these ­‘temporary exclusions’ are actually illegal, but the catastrophic effect on Josh’s schooling will never be undone.

She is just one of tens of……………. continues on Mirror.co.uk

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