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Covid driver shortage leaves autistic boy without school transport

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Taxi staff shortages due to Covid have hit transport for pupils with special educational needs on the first day of the new term.

A mum whose eight-year-old son has autism said she had been given less than 12-hours notice that his usually dedicated taxi would be unable to either take him or return him from his specialist school.

It comes after parents of SEND children across Norfolk claim to have been “left in limbo” over school transport.

Many parents said travel arrangements had not been confirmed and at least one child’s provisions had been cancelled.

The Wherry School, Norwich, which educates children with autism.........

© Norwich Evening News

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