1. Goodbye College

    Posted by suejane at Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:18 pm

    Cian aged 20 has dropped out of college. He had 1 year to go, parttime. Before he officially finished. He seems incredibly relieved having had some difficult times. Now we have to decide what to do next. The teachers were great, the course he was on was very good, i thought ....I hope you have all recovered from Jubilee weekend and are all well xxxx

  2. Re: Goodbye College

    Posted by Kat_C at Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:38 pm

    Oh no Jane, so he hadn't changed his mind about it. whats he going to do now xxx

  3. Re: Goodbye College

    Posted by CrystalBlueWolf at Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:22 pm

    Sorry to hear he didn't want to carry on :( bless him. If he's relieved then it was probably for the best, rather than him being made more miserable. Although still sad. What is he thinking of doing now? Hope you had a good bank holiday weekend

  4. Re: Goodbye College

    Posted by suejane at Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:57 pm

    Hi there. I have no idea. We are ringing the agency who help disabled adults find work to see if they can help.We have met them, they were going to help son find partime work in september, during his last year at college but i guess that year isnt going to happen now. I will start looking myself for him also xxx

  5. Re: Goodbye College

    Posted by gaygal14 at Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:04 am

    Hi Jane,,hope all goes well for Cian,, and that he will find a suitable job soon,,(((((hugs and love to you both))))))) :D:D

  6. Re: Goodbye College

    Posted by swissmiss at Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:50 am

    Hi Jane
    What course was Cian doing at college? Was it the course or could he not cope with college? Was it a mainstream college? I ask because I read recently about a specialist college for people with Aspergers in Pontypool...Priory Coleg Wales? I think to be honest it will be hard to find work and getting better qualifications and becoming more independent would be very beneficial. It is hard getting work full stop nowadays let alone if you have a disabiltiy and then the stats for adults with Aspergers is that only 12-15% are in employment.
    LOve
    Karen x :)

  7. Re: Goodbye College

    Posted by suejane at Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:42 pm

    Hi swissmiss how are you? Cian was studying a pathways course which gave him fulltime education for 2 years then partime in the third year. With the help of alocal agency they are found voluntary work which might lead to work when they leave. It is vey much up to the parenats and carers to find them work the college dont help with this they just give them as much as they can in independent living skills etc . They earn certificates which might help them but it really is very difficult for them.If son is choosing not to go back then he has had 2 years fulltime except for 3 final weeks this year. In the last few months there have been problems mostly related we think to being attacked in our car which left both of us very low now son has counselling with a deaf counsellor, son is partially deaf. My worry is that he will lose all his support, but we hope with the help of social worker and work agency that he will be supported enough to cope with whatever he can find to do.Thanks everyone for being there for us, wherever would we be without you. Hugs xxxx
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