It’s the little things, being able to use a quiet room, not having to wear a uniform that feels uncomfortable or being able to use an exit pass to leave the classroom when you’re too overwhelmed to speak. These simple things can change now and can make such a difference.
This recent Education Report from the National Autistic Society (UK) is full of examples that demonstrate the power that small adjustments can make to the lives of autistic children and young people. The report includes recommendations such as allowing students to use exit passes and fidget toys in class. Changes like these could be made tomorrow, and drastically change the experience of autistic pupils.
Read the full report for more recommendations.