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A boy with autism has an extreme fear of growing up

A boy with autism has an extreme fear of growing up

A boy of 10 years living with autism has an extreme fear of growing up, won't discuss the subject gets angry. Any advice for school and home?

This fear of growing up is very common amongst children with Autistic Spectum Conditions, and particularly so around transition time, be that moving from one class to another or onto a new school. It may be helpful to seek advice from  www.autism.org.uk/helpline

You might also find these suggestions helpful: - Normalise changes and make sure he's well prepared and supported when they do happen. - Don't ask him what he wants to be when he grows up - his concreteness will make him think he has to have "the" answer, maybe ask what interesting jobs has he heard about.

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A boy who has had a very bad road traffic accident

A boy who has had a very bad road traffic accident

There's a boy in my class who has had a very bad road traffic accident and is unable to come back to school for the rest of the term. Where do we stand in terms of ensuring that he continues with his education? 

If a child or young person is unable to attend school for more that 3 weeks they will be entitled to tuition at home. The home school still has a responsibility to ensure continuity by liaising with the family and tuition service and by providing appropriate work or subject guidance. A referral for tuition can be made by the hospital school or tuition service or the home school; the referral will need to be made to the local education authority. A supporting letter from a hospital consultant is usually required. A good way to find the correct person to contact at the LEA is through the SEN department. Useful information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions--3

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Funding for child with cystic fibrosis

Funding for child with cystic fibrosis

We are a secondary school expecting our first student with cystic fibrosis to start school with us. We are trying to find funding to develop an existing rarely used toilet with shower into a newly refurbished room for her and subsequent CF students. Do you have a grant system we could apply for? If not do you know of any organisations we could get in contact with which may be able to help with funding?

Most hospitals that treat patients with CF have an outreach team that can advise - and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust are also available for advice and guidance - however we are not aware of any funding for disability access - maybe try your local authority?

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