Hello dear Readers, we used to live in Victoria (and are temporarily, ok semi-permanently, overseas, homeschooling my 13 y.o. HFA son... that's aspergers with more learning disabilities...)
I finally learned today that there are NO high schools in the whole of Victoria with a Learning Support class attached! (some of the high schools in NSW do, and I don't know yet about the other states). Wow.
But what really surprised me (I know, ignorant me) was that to get ANY assistance for your child, you need to have a whole bunch of reports that are less than TWO years old, including: Paed diagnosis, Psych diagnosis, "Cognitive Assessment", Speech pathology report, along with "Diagnosis of Autism" (huh, wasn't that the Paed and Psych stuff??) and (WOW) "Confirmation of diagnosis of Autism"!!
Then I thought... that is a lot of expensive reports for a few measly hours of teacher aide time!
And wouldn't the parent need to repeat this same tortuous process every two years???
Sometimes I just feel happy that my son is out of the whole Australian education system, at least for now!
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