Autistic children ( 5.6.18.L5 )
Updated: February 2017
Words you may need to know
Autistic - a person or child affected by, or caused by, autism - failure to use language and understand surroundings in the expected way
Mainstream – usual; conventional; something thought of as normal and shared by most people eg mainstream banking
Children diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder are mainly supported in a mainstream school by specialist keyworkers.
If a child requires further support, they may attend one of the Additionally Resourced Centres (ARCs) located in the following schools:
The Education Department’s Autism and Social Communication Inclusion Team (ASCIT) also work with schools and families to support children in their education.
More information can be found here:
Children who are diagnosed with a severe Autistic Spectrum Disorder may be educated at Mont a l’Abbe School.