The Mirror is reporting that TV presenter Melanie Sykes is struggling to find a school for her 11-year-old autistic son after he was asked to leave a mainstream academy.
The TV presenter says she has met many other “desperate parents” in a similar position and worries being unable to find a suitable secondary school for her son Valentino will affect him in later life.
Mel said: “We are doing everything we can but there are so many obstacles. Valentino could be independent, self-sufficient and a very valuable member of society, but he may lose the ability to live that life and slip through the net.”
Valentino was diagnosed with autism in 2006 when he was just two years old and had thrived in a mainstream primary school but problems arose when he started at an academy in London last September.
His progress was recently reviewed and staff felt it was better if he left the school.
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