I had not seen my son smile the way he did for a long time after he heard the good news. This was the first time he felt empowered, this was the first time he was taught how to navigate his autism.
While my son was at the school, I arranged his work experience for him at an aviation facility. My son was able to go on a short haul-flights. He was being included, whereas before he was excluded from activities as he was considered a ‘risk’. My son passed his GCSEs and went on to college and successfully completed a BTEC course. The battle was hard but worth it, we got through it all in the end.