A mother of nine has talked about why she refuses to send her disabled daughter to a conventional high school.
Carol Thomas' daughter, Angelina, has been denied entry to a special needs school because her IQ is eight points higher than the limit of 70.
But the mother of Queensland said that Angelina is autistic, selectively mute, needs constant attention and should not attend the local high school.
Carol Thomas (pictured) hopes to give her daughter the best life. Angelina has been denied entry to a special needs school because her IQ is eight points higher than the limit of 70
The 11-year-old girl has difficulty reading, writing and has only spoken with a handful of people outside of her immediate family.
Ms. Thomas said her daughter just recently learned how to go to the bathroom and has the mentality of a six-year-old girl.
He often forgets to drink water and can not communicate when he feels bad.
Angelina, 11, (pictured) struggles to read and write, and has only spoken to a handful of people outside of her immediate family
"He once sat on a bag rack, which was five meters up in the air, because he liked the breeze in his hair," Thomas told Daily Mail Australia.
The single mother has limited options for her daughter's education, either in front of the magistrates court or sending her daughter to Redcliffe State High School.
But the paramedic and the registered nurse want to give Angelina the best opportunity in life and she believes that this can only happen in a special education school.
The worried mother said: "While the rest of the class is learning, Angelina could be sitting doing a point to point or coloring, how is that helping her?
"Putting her in a conventional school would be like taking her to a foreign country and asking her to speak the language."
Ms. Thomas said that if there was someone who focused on special education for the school, they could attend their high school courses at their capacity, instead of going to the same classes as their classmates.
He explained in a special school that they teach their students to cook, clean and function in everyday life.
The single mother has limited options for her daughter's education, either in front of the magistrates court or sending Angelina to Redcliffe State High School
"She will make real friendships that will lead to her adult life and she will not be alone."
& # 39; My other children have friends, how is my daughter supposed to make friends when she can barely contact other people? & # 39;
The mother has seen her other daughter, Stephanie, who also has autism, "come back" after being admitted to a special education school.
"She (Stephanie) will never be an academic, the special school is helping her to realize that the dream is to be a hairdresser … I know that when I leave this world it will be fine".
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the office of the Minister of Education in Queensland to receive comments.
The mother has seen her other daughter Stephanie, who also has autism, "fly" after being placed in a special education school