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ASD in Education


ASD in Education is for for teams who support children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

What is autism?

ASD: Resource for Teachers quote: I am proud of who I am and autism is part of who I am. In fact, you can’t separate the autism from what I do, think or am

As a child grows from birth to early adulthood there are a number of milestones (skills or age-specific tasks) that he or she will usually reach. These are in areas such as thinking (or cognition), social interaction, communication, gross motor and fine motor skills.

While many people have some delay in development of one or other of these areas, ASD is the name for a group of conditions where a student has a noticeable delay or difficulty in three important areas of development:

  1. communication
  2. social interaction
  3. cognition (thinking).

These are called the core ‘characteristics’ of ASD.

In addition, many students (particularly younger children) with ASD either under- or over-react to sensory information.

Go to the ASD in Education section to find resources, tips and tools for teams who work to support children and young people with autism.   

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