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Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Condition

What is autism?

Autism is often referred to as a hidden condition as the child may appear to be like any other. However, autism affects how the brain functions and how a pupil perceivesprocessesunderstands and responds to information. This effect is not always obvious to others.

 Pupils on the autism spectrum can be affected in three areas- the triad of impairments:

How can we identify Autism?

Characteristics to look out for... 

For a child with Autism, school can be a very challenging environment. Pupils may face... 

"Understanding social is like doing quadractic equations in my head." (Temple Grandin).

How Can a Parent Support a Child with Autism?