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    Thanks littlelove. I want my child to go to Mummie2be's centre.

    But I don't live in Brisbane....

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    Mrs T, I mentioned in my previous post that my DS is starting preschool next year. He is very close to being formally diagnosed with ASD.

    The preschool I've sent him to will access funding so that they will have an extra carer to assist him when he attends. I've been joking about him having his own personal assistant

    The preschool he's attending is a non-profit one. I was strongly advised to go with a non-profit facility as I was informed that kids with special needs often don't get the same attention and care that they do in a 'for profit' facility.

    I can't say from experience if that is the case or not, but what I can tell you is that the preschool we are sending him to is completely welcoming and accepting of our little guy and his needs, and it makes me feel so relieved and happy for him.

    Your centre should be accessing funding to get an extra support person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Tickle View Post
    should I just pull my child put and find another day care center?

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    I would. I'm aghast at the way the centre has handled this. Their approach seems plain lazy - he's non verbal so can't vocally stand up for himself so it's easy for them to just ignore his needs. Food is a need. Giving him the same food as everyone else and expecting him to just eat regardless of his special needs is absolutely discriminating against him, plus it seems to be causing him distress based on his behaviour at home with regards to food, and they don't seem to care. Short staffed is not acceptable. Why are they short staffed? Why have they not accessed funding for him? What steps are they taking to address the insufficient staff issue because it's not okay to operate the centre 'short staffed' for a prolonged period of time.

    Add in the fact that the director is never there and I would be finding a different centre asap.

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    I would too Mrs Tickle. After everything you explain I think the way the CC carers handle the situation is appalling

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    Hugs OP. Its very difficult, i understand as i have two children on the spectrum.

    Honestly i'd try to find another centre that are more experienced in dealing with your child's additional needs.

    Ive been through 3 bad centres who just had NO clue.

    Community based preschool has been a godsend for us. The best thing we ever did for our 5yr old. so accommodating to everything. Their rules didnt and dont apply to us and he has a full time aide.

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    OP, I would definitely put your concerns in writing and would probably pull my child out TBH. It seems like the centre is not willing to work with you at all and have little knowledge about ASD. If they aren't willing to work with you to change things you aren't happy about then I would pull him out

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    If i was in your situation id first try and negotiate with the centre manager to see if any middle ground could be found regarding food.

    Otherwise id look around for a centre that you pack your own food for

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    The pre school was worse. I wasn't allowed to leave him behind, they wanted him toilet trained etc....all part of a current departmental complaint. My son is not eligible for funding while pre entry, only when he enters pre school, which is next year.

    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Degrassi View Post
    Mrs T, I mentioned in my previous post that my DS is starting preschool next year. He is very close to being formally diagnosed with ASD.

    The preschool I've sent him to will access funding so that they will have an extra carer to assist him when he attends. I've been joking about him having his own personal assistant

    The preschool he's attending is a non-profit one. I was strongly advised to go with a non-profit facility as I was informed that kids with special needs often don't get the same attention and care that they do in a 'for profit' facility.

    I can't say from experience if that is the case or not, but what I can tell you is that the preschool we are sending him to is completely welcoming and accepting of our little guy and his needs, and it makes me feel so relieved and happy for him.

    Your centre should be accessing funding to get an extra support person.

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    Yes, I have my concerns on writing and have an appointment to see her tomorrow. I am looking for an alternative centre also.


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    If i was in your situation id first try and negotiate with the centre manager to see if any middle ground could be found regarding food.

    Otherwise id look around for a centre that you pack your own food for

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    Perhaps it's different in different states but I'm confused why you've been refused funding. . Or rather the Centre has. I'd be asking to see the application and subsequent refusal from the department. Makes little sense when there is a diagnosis present.

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