Mother wins school battle for autistic son

The parents of a child with autism have won the right to send him to the school of their choice, at an extra cost to the local authority of £130,000 a year.

Edinburgh City Council wanted the 10-year-old boy, who cannot be named, to stay at a school in the capital.

But his mother has won a 15-month battle to send him to Rudolph Steiner’s Camphill school in Aberdeen.

The Court of Session backed a previous finding that the extra costs were not unreasonable because of his needs.

Camphill charges up to £156,360 a year, compared with an estimated £19,759 a year for Redhall School in Edinburgh.

However, his mother insisted that Camphill would give her son a better chance in life.

She went to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland when Edinburgh Council turned down her request to let her son go to the Aberdeen school.

 from BBC News


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