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Old Feb 18th 2011, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
I think it's just a figure of speech

I've seen discussions before on aspergers and Spain, and it seems there is very little backup ... so in effect your child can be put in with the rest and treated similarly. As you say, there may well be degrees of how people are affected. I can only judge by my nephews 10 year old in the UK. To all intents you would think she is completely the same as any other child, yet even at her local school she fails to cope without extra attention. Obviously the message coming to you here is that your child may not get any extra attention at all, and if she can cope with that then all is well I guess.
I dont know anyone with Aspergers, but I have known children come to Spain with their parents, who had "classroom assistance" in the UK.

They then came to Spain and found there was nothing similar in Spain, and it really threw them......
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by JLFS
I dont know anyone with Aspergers, but I have known children come to Spain with their parents, who had "classroom assistance" in the UK.

They then came to Spain and found there was nothing similar in Spain, and it really threw them......
My youngest daughter had a medical problem (visual), diagnosed at the age of 4, which meant that Teaching And Support Services were involved in UK. She NEVER needed any extra assistance in the classroom, but they were invaluable when it came to providing large print exam papers, extra time for exams etc.(which she resolutely refused to accept), and they supplied her with a laptop and printer to make large print copies of texts when she went to university.
I would never have considered taking her away from the support she received in the UK, both from the NHS and TASS.
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 5:53 pm
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Just to say that some disabled kids do get assistence in Spain.

In my OH's school there were down syndrome children who were in the same classes as the rest of the kids at the young age groups, but they had a seperate carer. And my OH had a friend with visual problems and she was given a special computer funded by Once.
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Originally Posted by cricketman
Just to say that some disabled kids do get assistence in Spain.

In my OH's school there were down syndrome children who were in the same classes as the rest of the kids at the young age groups, but they had a seperate carer. And my OH had a friend with visual problems and she was given a special computer funded by Once.
That is really good to know
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by cricketman
Just to say that some disabled kids do get assistence in Spain.In my OH's school there were down syndrome children who were in the same classes as the rest of the kids at the young age groups, but they had a seperate carer. And my OH had a friend with visual problems and she was given a special computer funded by Once.

I am sure that "some children" will get help in schools, but then not every child is one of the "some children".

And most parents I know are only interested in their own children, and the help for them, so knowing that "some children" get it and yours doesnt, is not the desired result.
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Originally Posted by JLFS

And most parents I know are only interested in their own children, and the help for them, so knowing that "some children" get it and yours doesnt, is not the desired result.
No of course not. That is the parents responsibility to find out BEFORE they commit to anything

I'm sure the school head could tell you what your child is entitled to or at least point you in the right direction.
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Old Feb 19th 2011, 8:04 pm
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Well, I was of the opinion that it just didn't make sense.

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Old Feb 19th 2011, 8:50 pm
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Old Feb 20th 2011, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by SaratonyT
Thanks for the advice regarding Aspergers, however, my son is NOT disabled - he has aspergers sydrome - we do not currently receive any allowances for him, neither would I ever expect any. He can speak spanish, in fact, of my three children he has picked it up quickest. We have spoken to our local school and the education authority in Spain and we are pleased that he will not be put into a special unit or such like. Maybe the other aspies mentioned are less functioning than my son. I just think that unless you know the whole story about someone, jumping to conclusions and berating them for their decision is unfair. Maybe I am being too sensitive, but my post was referred to when the post was made and the comments that we were being cruel by 'dragging' our children to Spain was inappropriate and upsetting.
OK, I just thought I was offering some friendly advice.

My son is also high-functioning and very intelligent, but had great problems at school; he actually could have done with special help.(AS was not recognised as a condition when he was young, formal diagnoses only appeared in (I think) the late 1990s). He would have sunk without trace in a school where the language and structure was different and where he still had no special help.

Obviously you must do what you think best for your family, but to ask for advice on a public forum and then berate people who offer that advice, is a bit of a waste of time. Most of the advice is well-meant, you don't have to take it.

FWIW, I too think 13 is too old to fully integrate into the Spanish educational system, even if they don't have Asperger's.

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