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Autism - Useful Links

The National Autistic Society is the UK's leading charity for people on the autism spectrum (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. 

The NAS have a fantastic website, which is full of information and resources which will be of interest and help.  

Click here to link through to the National Autistic Society website.

During the holiday periods when pupils are not in school, it is difficult to plan and arrange outings, family holidays and days-out for autistic children. The NAS have published a useful guide for parents specifically on this topic, and you may wish to take a look at this link. This was last updated on 27 February 2018.

Family days-out and outings

 

The Autistic Society have a large selection of ideas for trips and contains ideas for holidays and days out at autism-friendly venues plus tips for taking a child on the autism spectrum to different leisure venues. Click on the icon above to access the pages. 

During this unprecedented time, the NAS have produced guidance for autistic people on coronavirus. Please click on the link below for information and links for further help and support.  

Coronavirus advice

Riverston has also constructed its own Autism Policy, which is intended to provide an insight for parents, guardians and Local Authorities about some of the strategies and approaches we adopt at Riverston to help our students overcome some of the many additional challenges to learning they face.  

Please click here to link to our Approach to Autism Policy.

Parents may wish to find more information about autism by clicking the links below. Eating and "pickiness" is one area which is covered in some depth.