Communication and Autism
“Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them” (National Autistic Society, 2017)
Autism is a spectrum, everybody with autism is different. Some people with autism need little or no support and some may need help everyday.
Autism can impact people’s lives in different ways. People with autism may;
- find it hard to communicate and interact with others
- find it hard to understand how other people think or feel
- find things like bright lights or loud noises over whelming, stressful or uncomfortable
- get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events
- take longer to understand information
- do or think the same things over and over
If you have concerns your child could be displaying signs of autism, in the first instance please come and discuss with the class teacher and senco. We can explain the next steps you could choose to take if you want to explore this further.