What is Autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.
Autism at St Benedict’s
We have many children in our school with a diagnosis of autism and we are autism aware. This means that we use a number of strategies within the classroom that support children with autism and those with social communication difficulties. For example, we use visual timetables and social stories; we try to limit change so that children understand their routines and we enable children to have quiet space if they need to withdraw from the classroom. We support children with their friendships and social interactions and we facilitate indoor clubs for those who find the outside play too overwhelming. We adapt our teaching and our practices in school to enable children to thrive.
You can find more information about Autism here