What is autism?

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.

We are very lucky in school to have a number of teachers and teaching assistants who have a Level 2 qualification in Understanding Autism. As a school we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive environment for ALL of our children.

Talking to children about autism is very important... remember different NOT less.

Some recommendations...

He's Not Naughty book

Lovingly written by a mother of two boys with Asperger's Syndrome, this book is ideal for those who have just received a diagnosis. Although created for children of all ages and abilities, this illustrated book is also a quick and fun way of explaining to family, friends and class mates why children with Autism behave the way they do.

CBeebies show- Pablo.

Pablo uses his magic crayons to turn his life challenges into fantastic adventures and his feelings into colourful characters with a voice - in the art of his imagination, just about anything can happen!

Autism Around The Combe

This group meets regularly and offers support and advice for families. For more information search 'Autism Around The Combe Parents and Carers Group' on Facebook.