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Autism is a lifelong developmental disability.  A disability is a physical or mental need that makes it hard to do some things. People with autism can find it hard to communicate and interact. 

Autism is a spectrum condition and affects people in different ways. Like all people, autistic people have their own strengths and weaknesses.

 

Difficulties that autistic people may have are:

  • Social communication and interaction
  • Repetitive and restrictive behaviour
  • Over- or under-sensitivity to light, sound, taste or touch
  • Highly focused interests or hobbies
  • Extreme anxiety
  • Meltdowns and shutdowns

 

There are also lots of positive features about autism:

  • Attention to detail and a deep focus
  • Observational skills
  • Unique thought processes and innovative solutions
  • A methodical approach to tasks
  • A distinctive imagination and expression of ideas
  • A good memory
  • Honesty
  • Non-judgemental
  • Passionate
  • Innovative

 

If you feel that your child has difficulties with social communication and you would like to discuss this with school, please feel free to phone the school number 01924 302875 and ask for Mrs Fowles (SENDCo). We can talk about how we can work together to ensure that you and your child are supported. If you would like to proceed with a request for a Social communication assessment, I can refer for this and support you through the process. 

 

Please click on the links below for more information and support.

 

                            

 

Click here for a child friendly video that explains Autism in a simple way

 

Click here for a virtual sensory workshop for parents to access from home for sensory information and strategies to trial.

 

Click here for parents and carers to access any further learning materials and courses for post diagnosis.

 

Please also refer to the sub page "Parent support. For parents of children with SEND" for agencies that can advise and support you through this process.

 

 

 

 

 

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