My son is due to start kindy (in NSW, I know it's called different things in different states, but it's our first year of "big school") next year and I'm just feeling a bit lost as to what needs doing? I have an older NT son and he was just literally, go up to the school, fill out an enrolment and he was right to go. I assume there is a bit more involved with my son with autism. So what sorts of things do I need to have/do?
It's a very small school and my son will be the first child there with special needs in decades. Our principal, as amazing as she is, this is her first principal gig so I'm sure she is going in as blind as I am.
I am quite involved with the school and have a good rapport with all the teachers. But obviously there are no special ed programs or anything. The school has a high percentage of indigenous students so there is an aide available for that purpose.
I have no idea what to do in regards to any funding etc. I wouldn't even know who to contact. And are IEPs a thing? Or is it just something I heard on the telly?
I really just don't know where to start. I know it's still 3/4 of a year off but if I need time to prepare stuff, I figured earlier is better.
Anyone got any helpful advice??