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To declare a personal interest, I do not think my autistic son would have survived his brief sojourn within the mainstream system without the dedication and support of two particular teaching assistants (TAs) – who understood my son and his condition better than any of his teachers. (For information, one of Rescare’s trustees has experience as a teacher, and latterly as a teaching assistant. In recent years, he has been warning us of this developing crisis).
PS. So good to see education, let alone special needs education, so high up the political agenda in the run up to the general election (Ha!).