For reasons outlined in our Autism Toolbox, many children and young people with autism struggle at school.
This can be because they:
- are bullied
- find it hard to leave the security of their family home
- have trouble getting used to daily routines that don’t match their own
- have trouble making new friends
For many children and young people with autism, difficulties dealing with school can lead to disruptive behaviour. In extreme situations, this may see your child excluded from lessons in a mainstream school.
Read about the support your child can get in school, college or early years settings in the education section of the SEND local offer.
If you feel that you, or your child’s education provider, needs help to understand your child’s difficulties, you can speak to the Buckinghamshire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support (SENDIAS) service.
The Buckinghamshire branch of Mind can also help you with schools and education.
Young Minds has tips to help children and young people with autism who are anxious about school or refuse to go.