It is Autism Awareness Week 2021! This week, some classes have watched videos from the National Autistic Society and had a discussion about how to ensure our school is autism friendly. The videos suggest 5 different ways to create an inclusive school including giving children longer to answer questions and taking into account different sensory needs. The children then worked as a class to create another rule to add to the list. If you fancy continuing the discussion at home, then check out the links below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98gcyN9MdHU&t=62s - This video introduces 'The Trummies' who are a group of characters that live on the autism spectrum. The video explains how people can be similar but also different.
https://youtu.be/buNpQREv-Ms - This video focuses on 5 rules to make school more autism-friendly.