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Dyspraxia + new diagnosis of autism... what support can I expect from school?
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Posted Yesterday, 01:16 PM
My son was diagnosed a couple of years ago with Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) and has now just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I knew it was coming but I am still devastated!
Does anyone in VIC know what the criteria are to get aide time at school? It would be nice if we could finally get some support for him. My son is 8 and very gentle and intelligent, so I think he gets overlooked a lot. But he really struggles with any changes or anything unexpected, and doesn't cope in loud / overwhelming environments. School swimming is an absolute nightmare.
I have to say, his diagnosis is very validating as well, so it is a bit of a relief. I feel like people consider me a worrywart and overprotective, but I know my boy better than they do.
Posted Yesterday, 04:34 PM
It depends on the system - state, catholic, independent.
With he state system a lot is determined by IQ score which means many children with Autism miss out
Posted Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Generally in Victoria you need to be in the 'severe' range on a language test to get individual support.
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