Autism Spectrum Disorder
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism is a lifelong development disorder that impacts on how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people.
About 1 in every 100 people in the UK has ASD. More boys are diagnosed with the condition than girls.
Autism effects people differently. Some people require a high level of specialist support, others are more able to function independently.
Many children will be supported by their class teacher and support staff.
There will be meetings in school or nursery to agree the best supports for each child.
There may also be support from others including educational psychologist, support for learning teacher, speech and language therapist or staff from the ASD Outreach team
The ASD Outreach Team can provide a range of help and advice.
Most children and young people with autism are supported to attend their mainstream school.
Staff are trained to understand autism and the range of supports that may help children be happy, safe and achieving in school.
What are Autism Provisions?
Autism provisions are specialised bases that provide low sensory, small group learning for children and young people with autism. These bases are located within mainstream schools.