Because it was such a major surgery and also because Jono has Asperger’s syndrome and found school very stressful he left after his Junior Cert. At the time we were assured that there were training courses Jono could go on that would be more suitable for him. This didn’t work out due once again to cut backs.
We were told there was an ideal course called Reach run by the HSE just for people with Asperger’s syndrome. It sounded ideal as Jono would be able to go part-time. The only drawback was he had to be 18 which he will be in three months.
Then today we got a call to say the Reach course is being finished and they aren’t taking anyone else on. It’s very disappointing as Jono really needs something to do. Reach was run by the HSE and due to cut backs it is finishing.
Sometimes I get so bloody fed up with this country. Jono is such a lovely lad. How many times can one person be let down?