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Katie Price ‘starts residential college search again for son Harvey’

Katie Price is reportedly searching once again for a suitable residential college for her son, Harvey, after fearing her current choice is too far away and she won’t be able to ‘immediately help him’.

Her pal and autism campaigner, Anna Kennedy OBE, said she feels she has ‘exhausted all possibilities’ while trying to help the TV star, 42, find a local facility. 

Katie originally applied for her 18-year old son – who is on the autism spectrum – to go the National Star College in Cheltenham and will discover if he is successful next month.  

Family: Katie Price is reportedly searching once again for a suitable residential college for her son, Harvey, after fearing her current choice is too far away and she won’t be able to ‘help him’

Anna, 60, said to The Sun on Tuesday: ‘She wants to see a few more just to make sure it’s the right place for him because this particular one is a three hour drive, so it’s quite a trek.  

‘She hadn’t even thought about that. She said “I’ll be there, I’ll be able to help him”, but I said, “if Harvey’s three hours away from you he could already be in the unit by the time you get there.”‘

According to Anna, who is the mother of two autistic sons, Katie has been combing over 86 different college options and wants to visit them in person, but is struggling to do so due to current lockdown restrictions 

She added: ‘She wants to know if there are any more colleges I can think of, but I think I’ve exhausted all the possibilities now.’ 

Scouring the UK: Her pal and autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE, said she feels she has 'exhausted all possibilities' while trying to help the TV star, 42, find a local facility

Scouring the UK: Her pal and autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE, said she feels she has ‘exhausted all possibilities’ while trying to help the TV star, 42, find a local facility

Harvey was also born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome. 

Due to Harvey’s health conditions, Katie is looking for a residential college which can fulfill his educational requirements and living needs. 

The autism campaigner said she has encouraged the mother-of-five to keep her options open due to cuts in local authority budgets.  

Anna said she expects the reality star might need to ‘fight for funding’ or go to a tribunal if a place at National Star College is the best option, a decision which she wholeheartedly supports. 

First pick: Katie originally applied for her 18-year old son - who is on the autism spectrum - to go the National Star College in Cheltenham and will discover if he is successful next month

First pick: Katie originally applied for her 18-year old son – who is on the autism spectrum – to go the National Star College in Cheltenham and will discover if he is successful next month

According to Anna, there is a risk she won’t be able to get the funding to cover the £350,000 annual fee required for Harvey to attend the independent specialist college. 

The charity founder recently appeared on Katie’s acclaimed BBC documentary, Harvey & Me, to alert the star to other cases involving special needs children who have been sent to mental health units. 

She reflected on other instances where autistic kids have been sectioned after their families reached ‘crisis point’ and they were deemed a risk to themselves and others. 

Options: Anna, 60, said to The Sun on Tuesday: 'She wants to see a few more just to make sure it's the right place for him because this particular one is three hours drive, so it's quite a trek'

Options: Anna, 60, said to The Sun on Tuesday: ‘She wants to see a few more just to make sure it’s the right place for him because this particular one is three hours drive, so it’s quite a trek’

Last week, Katie signed the autism campaigner’s petition which asked to help parents secure care for their autistic children after they die. 

She took to Instagram and asked her 2.4 million followers to do the same. 

The Sun also revealed on Monday that Katie and Anna are in talks about launching an autism-only chat show to raise awareness. 

Earlier on Tuesday, Katie revealed that vile online trolling of her son Harvey has gotten worse.

Wow! She said she expects the reality star might need to 'fight' for funding or go to a tribunal if a place at National Star College is the best option, as it comes with a £350,000 annual fee

Wow! She said she expects the reality star might need to ‘fight’ for funding or go to a tribunal if a place at National Star College is the best option, as it comes with a £350,000 annual fee

After vowing to get a law through Parliament that would prosecute anyone caught sending abusive comments online, the former glamour model spoke about her disabled son’s trolling ordeal during an appearance on This Morning.

Katie admitted that she wants social media platforms to require the use of ID so users can’t hide behind anonymous accounts when they post comments online.

Katie has been campaigning for ‘Harvey’s Law’ to be created to make online trolling a specific criminal offence. 

The star discussed the devastating impact of trolling with Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Sign Along With Us, after the group’s star Christian Kilduff, who has cerebral palsy and is registered severely sight impaired, was bombarded with abuse online.

Katie said: ‘I’m so sorry that you’re having to go through this, everything you’re saying I’m just agreeing with you… this is why I’m doing Harvey’s law.

‘I’m doing a new campaign this week, it has to stop, I want to ask these people why you want to sit there, what goes through their heads, these videos and comments what are they getting out of it. 

‘Any act online, you should have ID so you can get tracked because at the moment they can close it down and start another account and start again. 

‘If you call them out I think it just encourages them, I’ve got it worse by doing that. as soon as it goes in place, they could get a fine or a prison sentence, I think if they have something like then then it will get better. But also the people who retweet it, I don’t know what they get out of it.’

Discussion: Anna appeared on Katie's BBC documentary, Harvey & Me, to alert the star to other cases involving special needs children who were sectioned in mental health units

Discussion: Anna appeared on Katie’s BBC documentary, Harvey & Me, to alert the star to other cases involving special needs children who were sectioned in mental health units


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