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This section contains information and links to support families, carers and Schools with a child with Autism. If you have any further information please let me know and I will add it.

Some tips to help to support learning for a child with Autism:

  • Use visual timetables, now and then boards (check the tools page), prepare them for any changes

  • Give visual instruction - children learn by seeing

  • Give time for a child to process what you have said, keep instructions clear and repeat

  • Be creative - tap into their interests e.g. Minecraft Maths 

  • let them use fiddle toys to help them concentrate 

  • Give lots of movement breaks, develop a sensory diet that works for you (see sensory and well being sections)

  • Be calm patient and don't shout 

  • Be flexible what works one day may not work the next

  • Use social stories to talk about the changes

  • Support their friendships and social interactions

  • Practice turn taking games

  • Give warnings and count downs before moving onto something new

  • Have a calm place to withdraw if it get to much 

  • Understand your child's sensory issues and triggers

Useful information sources

National Autistic Society (

Home Page - Autism East Midlands

Ambitious about Autism | National charity for children and young people with autism

PDA Society – Pathological Demand Avoidance – Part of the Autism Spectrum

Autism Therapy
Playing with Toys
Working Comfortably
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