Parents who waited 2 years to enrol autistic son in special school told to wait again till next Jan

Parents who waited 2 years to enrol autistic son in special school told to wait again till next Jan
PHOTO: Facebook screen grab

A Facebook posting by a father who had lost hope after his autistic son was turned down from enrolling in a special school yet again has surfaced on social media, despite the father having waited for two years.

Stomp contributor Hanafi came across the post while scrolling through his Facebook feed, and was saddened by the parents' plight.

The post was made by Facebook user Aqil Alid yesterday (January 3), after his wife persuaded him to bring her and their son to a special school to plead for a slot for the boy.

However, to Aqil and his wife's disappointment, those in charge of enrollment at the school said the earliest possible date their son could join school was in January 2018.

Photo: Facebook/Aqil Alid

The distraught father said he had already waited two years, and felt like his son was not even being considered for a place at all as he was told to try special education and private schools.

He also lamented that students from areas like Pasir Ris and Tampines had gotten a slot in the school, which is located in Bukit Batok, but his son had been turned down despite living nearby in Choa Chu Kang.

Photo: Facebook/Aqil Alid

Aqil also wondered why special education schools did not follow the distance between home and school priorities like mainstream schools.


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