We'd expect a school or other education provider to do everything they can to ensure your child or young person has opportunity to progress and do the same activities as their classmates.
That might include:
- quiet working areas or chill out times
- plenty of opportunity to develop and practice social skills
- flexible approaches to the timetable, break times and exams
- specialist or adapted equipment / software.
When a child or young person needs more specialist support, we'd expect a range of approaches which may be used, including:
- a teaching assistant with specialist training and understanding of autism
- additional individual support in line with risk assessments
- multiple organisations working together to ensure an effective support plan is regularly reviewed and develops with the child's needs.
Every mainstream school has access to a specialist autism lead for guidance.
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