anyone from Bath/Somerset?
Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:40 PM
sorry,haven't posted for some time things have been a bit hectic for various reasons but we are now thinking of moving. Does anyone live in Bath/Somerset? What are ASD services and support like? I'm thinking about my 10yrs old Daughter and her long term options (currently at Severe,complex and profound Special school). I've seen some information on an NAS/Local Authority supported living scheme in Bath does anyone have any experience of this? My son is 12 and at Grammar School but has no friends, he doesn't really 'fit into' the local community and is too high functioning for many of the 'special' activities in the area. I'm hoping he will go to University so does anyone have experience of support for youing people with Aspergers living in the area (both at University and in the local community)?
Any advice/suggestions would be great
Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:44 PM
If you are looking to move for ASD provision, I wouldn't suggest NS, although I love living here;)
Posted 06 March 2010 - 08:58 AM
They also have day pupils. Quite a few of their pupils come from the locality which would suggest to me that there is not a lot of local provision? Other wise why would the LEA's be placing children privately?
Might daughter is aiming at university too, so not sure if a school like this would be ideal? Just a case of getting them in.... I had to fight a long hard fight although some of her friends of that area got in quite easily.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:18 PM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:23 PM
There are out of schools clubs, a parents group and an adult autistic social group.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:51 PM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:25 PM
The school has an ASD support group that meets every three weeks (I think) although I don't attend at the moment as we live 10 miles away and I do not drive so not only would I have to pay for a babysitter (my husband works late shifts) but also a bus fare. There is also an outreach group in High Ham (about 5 miles away) that meets reguarly.
Hope this helps
Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:41 PM
(can you see the map? my computer won't show it, but I can't work out why........)
North Somerset is closest to Wales
Somerset is closest to North Devon
Bath isn't really very close to anything LOL It is also very expensive! but pretty.
It is an extremely big county (which is why it is split) and takes several hours to cross by car.
Edited by KezT, 08 March 2010 - 04:44 PM.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:07 PM
I had a long hard battle getting my son any education, it was a few years back though so not sure if the provision has improved at all.
We live in Bristol but on the outskirts in between Bath & Bristol.
If you can get him into one of the Priory schools in Frome it is worth the battle. Although still nowhere near perfecton!
Is it Farleigh or North Hill House? My son attends Farleigh as a day pupil
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