Hi everyone, I will try to keep this as simple as possible.
My nephew is autistic, the highest end, he cannot speak or anything and he practically has the same routine every day. He is 16 and has finished at the school for autistic children in brigend. He now has to go to college, however the nearest college for autistic children that the local council says he can go to is in manchester, this would be full time, and visits would be restricted to a few a year. My sister doesnt want him to as they are a close family and he loves being at home. However there is a school that has just opened in brecon beakons but the council wont consider it because it hasnt got approved status and isnt preffered.
My sister has tried loads of options but at the end of the day she doesnt want him to go. She has looked after him for 16 years and loves him. The council doesnt seem to understand that. We have been looking for alternative options, but the bottom line is that she wont be able to afford keep him if he stays home, as some of her benifts will stop.
She is really trying hard, but I am now trying to see what I can do to help, any grants etc, so anyone got any suggestions?
Thanks for any help in advice.