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Last updated: 12/03/2014 17:26:19

The right support in early years settings, school, college and university can make the world of difference to children and young people with autism and Asperger syndrome.

Here, you’ll find information about working with pupils and students with autism, practical resources for education professionals, and guidance for local education authorities.

In this section

Early years and autism

This general guide to autism in young children covers topics such as communication, eating, toileting, play and obsessions.

Educational professionals in schools

Helpful information, support and advice on working with children with autism for education professionals in schools.

Education professionals in further and higher education

Collected resources for those working with people with autism in further and higher education.

Education professionals survey
Education and autism: a guide to resources

A select list of useful books and resources on autism for people working in education settings.

We are not born to suffer. We are born to thrive. If you live in a dry area and your garden receives little water, you plant plants which like dry soil. But when you are given a plant that likes wet soil, you don't kill it, you water it, you spend one of your 1440 minutes each day watering that plant. Because you know, that given the right care, that little bit of effort can produce spectacular blooms. And so it should be with children like us.
Teenager with Asperger syndrome

I am a teacher who is blessed to know some amazing young people who teach me more about the world than I can teach them.
Teacher and NAS supporter

Our schools

We run six specialist schools for children and young people with autism ranging from the ages of four to 19. Find out more at www.autism.org.uk/schools

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