Autistic teenager from Doncaster is thrilled to have achieved her GCSEs and continue her education

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A Doncaster mother is incredibly proud of her autistic daughter who has completed her GCSEs despite having minimal time in school, the 16 year old will continue onto college and is looking forward to a new adventure.

Fiona Parry is the mother to Jessica Brazier, a GCSE student who like many others has just received her results.

But Jessica’s path to higher education is a little different from your average teens as she is on the autistic spectrum.

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Jessica with her celebration bouquet of sunflowers after getting her GCSE results.Jessica with her celebration bouquet of sunflowers after getting her GCSE results.
Jessica with her celebration bouquet of sunflowers after getting her GCSE results.

“From a young age she’s struggled and we have been battling the system.

“She wasn’t diagnosed until 2015 when we spent a week in the Sheffields Children Hospital. “It was really scary, her legs stopped working and were told that she could have a brain tumour.”

In the end, Jessica was diagnosed with autism and ever since Fiona has become an expert in support and has even set up a Facebook Community to share her knowledge with other parents.

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On Jessica’s education journey she had a tutor from the EHCP and also attended Rossington All Saints during Twilight Hours.

She will be continuing her education by attending Doncaster College in September.

Jessica is excited to join the Animal Studies program.

“We’ve been told so many times that there just are not places out there that support her needs but now she’s attending the main Doncaster college.

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“She’s anxious because it’s a big change but she’s embracing it and is excited for this next step.

“I really hope that Jessica can be an inspiration to other young people with autism.

“You need to have hope because there is light at the end of the tunnel.

“Jessica has blossomed over the last few years and I couldn’t be prouder.”

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Fiona got Jessica a bouquet of sunflowers to celebrate her results last week.

If you want to join her support group for parents with autistic children you can do here.

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