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Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.
Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.
Autism Stats (source The National Autistic Society)
Autism is much more common than many people think. There are over half a million people in the UK with autism – that’s around 1 in 100. If you include their families, autism touches the lives of over two million people every day.
- Over 40% of children with autism have been bullied at school
- Over 50% of children with autism are not in the kind of school their parents believe would best support them
- One in five children with autism has been excluded from school, many more than once
- Nearly two-thirds of adults with autism in England do not have enough support to meet their needs
- At least one in three adults with autism is experiencing severe mental health difficulties due to a lack of support
- Only 15% of adults with autism in the UK are in full-time paid employment
- 51% of adults with autism in the UK have spent time with neither a job, nor access to benefits, 10% of those having been in this position for a decade or more
- 61% of those out of work say they want to work
- 79% of those on Incapacity Benefit say they want to work
ABA techniques are used for elements of developing positive behaviours for learning and systematic teaching techniques. For more information Click Here
Other interventions which will be used where appropriate are:
Other information which you may found useful:
Lighthouse School are a member of the National Autistic Society. To view their website Click Here