Suitable for: All teachers, TAs, SENCOs, leadership teams and pastoral staff
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Significant numbers of children and young people are being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), requiring schools to ensure appropriate support is provided in order to enable autistic children to achieve well and fulfil their potential. It is vital that schools plan and implement effective programmes for children and young people with ASD. All staff, including teachers, TAs, SENCOs, leadership teams and pastoral staff have a role to play in this. Having an understanding of the nature and effects of an autism spectrum disorder will enable them to provide effective, targeted support and enhance the educational experience and outcomes for students.