My son who is diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD is not in school

A mother of an 11-year-old boy says she has been pushed from pillar to post for the past 18 months trying to find a suitable school for her son.

Kasey Hughes is diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD.

Veronique Hughes says schools are rejecting her son because they say he does not meet the criteria or the school simply does not have resources to deal with children like him.

I have been told they are not equipped to deal with children with ADHD and Aspergers

Veronique Hughes, mother

My concern is how many other children are turned back and told you have ADHD, you are very naughty...

Veronique Hughes, mother

Main stream schools and teachers are not equipped to work with children like Kasey.

Veronique Hughes, Mother of an autistic child

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