Children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can find school difficult for a number of reasons, generally related to difficulties with communication, social skills and sensory sensitivity. However, there is plenty that teachers, support staff and other pupils can do to help.

In our guide Classroom and playground: support for children with autism spectrum disorders, which you can download below, we talk about a number of ways in which you can support children with an ASD, both in the classroom and during free time, including:

  • setting clear classroom rules
  • helping to teach social skills and play skills
  • communicating clearly and giving children time to process information
  • creating an ASD-friendly environment
  • support in the playground, including the buddy system and circle of friends
  • lunchtime clubs and structured activities.

Download our guide