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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Ah ok. The thing is, my LO is 4, he spends 5 days a week in a special need unit, at this point in time even that is too much, but we had to take the place in the unit, some years they offer one or two spaces, some years none. I couldn't risk him not getting in so when a place came up we had to take it. He is not high functioning enough for main****** school with an aide.

    Of course, he has good days and bad days, bad more often than not, and at this point in time, I just don't think he would cope with any more time than he already doe. Of course, this is mute for me because I am going back to work, and my husband works shifts, so he is trying to get those two days off. But if I was a single mother, or whatever, I just think forcing people with kids who are special needs to get jobs when they are that young, it may just be detrimental to the kids and family as a whole.

    The problem with this current government, they have shown they really don't give a hoot about anyone who isn't rich - as evident by the fact that they aren't even offering to make health care card holders and pensioners exempt from co-payments etc.

    And totally of topic - absolutely ludicrous that TA's daughter got a scholarship from a Liberal party contributor.


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    When my nephew was 4 he wouldn't have gone to after school care. They were living in the UK and he had to start school fulltime at that age and it was ROUGH. But once they got access to services and support he settled in much better.

    He didn't start after school care til he was around 9 or 10.

    As an aside my sister was alarmed at how poorly supported kids in school with an autism diagnosis are in Australia compared with the UK. And that was when it wasn't as bad as it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Ok I will do that. Have to work out how to fund it. Why didn't your friends kid have an autism diagnosis? Was it because he isn't actually autistic or is there a problem with obtaining appointments for diagnosis?
    He is high functioning and his other issues overshadow the ASD (he has ADHD, OCD, SPD and severe anxiety), he is also 8yrs old and getting a diagnosis later can be more difficult, the school has literally said if he can tick the ASD box they can help him more but without it he has go stay main****** and fall further and further behind

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    He is high functioning and his other issues overshadow the ASD (he has ADHD, OCD, SPD and severe anxiety), he is also 8yrs old and getting a diagnosis later can be more difficult, the school has literally said if he can tick the ASD box they can help him more but without it he has go stay main****** and fall further and further behind

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    That just can't be correct. The school doesn't get to dictate these things. The parents should get onto the department and find out where they stand. the kid has multiple issues and should qualify for funding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    That just can't be correct. The school doesn't get to dictate these things. The parents should get onto the department and find out where they stand. the kid has multiple issues and should qualify for funding.
    Trust me they are trying. But it takes time and whilst they try and advocate for him he continues to fall further behind. My son in yr 1 is 6 levels higher than her 8yr old in reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    When my nephew was 4 he wouldn't have gone to after school care. They were living in the UK and he had to start school fulltime at that age and it was ROUGH. But once they got access to services and support he settled in much better.

    He didn't start after school care til he was around 9 or 10.

    As an aside my sister was alarmed at how poorly supported kids in school with an autism diagnosis are in Australia compared with the UK. And that was when it wasn't as bad as it is now.
    I had no idea they were better supported over in the UK. How annoying.

    As and aside @VicPark - my nephew was diagnosed on the Spectrum when he was 8, he literally slipped through all the cracks and was too old to qualify for any funding or help. He has repeated twice, and they were going to hold him back again but my brother and his mum stepped in and said no way. They work with him 3+ hours a night and he still can't read or write. He is 11 now and in year 3. He is also classic ASD, no eye contact, no social skills, very literal, talks in a monotone. He isn't severe, but he is severe enough to need help big time, but not actually be able to access it, and as a result his education may suffer in a big way.

    Sigh, ASD diagnosis can be hard to come by. I took my LO to 8 different doctors before someone agreed with me that something was going on. He was 3.5 when he got his diagnosis, and I had been taking him to people for 2 years before that because I knew there was something not right. His Paed said there was no chance it was Autism because he didn't "draw circles enough" and he "smiled too much". It took Aspect (the Autism association) 5 minutes into his 4.5 diagnostic appointment to come to the conclusion he was on the Spectrum, with no doubt in their minds they said.

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    That table is actually quite complementary! I've seen a far worse table. Ill see if I can find it.

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    To those who actually think this budget is good, or isn't that bad. How do you justify making the poorest families lose the most, do most of the "heavy lifting". Keeping in mind this isn't only people on Newstart. These are parents on low incomes, working and doing it tough.
    I am honestly interested to know, because I just can't fathom how anyone would think is a good idea.

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    Your be hard pressed to find,anyone who thinks its good I think. As i mentioned in an earlier post, its now low income families paying for the debt, not big business (carbon tax). Not exactly fair is it?

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    I've said this before..I think the budget is awful. Low income families are going to be smashed by it and I think if you work hard for your family it's a real blow..however I do think that the cut off for ftb b for school aged children is fair. If your child is healthy (I'm not talking about sn) I don't see why you cannot be studying, looking for work or working.


 

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