Schools need training to support pupils on the autistic spectrum
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Schools need training to support pupils on the autistic spectrum

Wendy Johnson Head of safeguarding adults at risk and nursing lead for learning disabilities, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon

Children with autism face many sensory challenges

Growing up my daughter Rachael was identified with 22 conditions in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and probably about 200 that are not. My favourite was oppositional defiant disorder, which basically meant she said ‘no’ to people in authority a lot.

Learning Disability Practice. 22, 6, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/ldp.22.6.13.s15

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