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How do children with autism feel about school?

How do children with autism feel about school?

As many parents who have children with autism will know, school can be a tough place. Maybe it’s not surprising then that 34% of children on the autism spectrum say that the worst thing about being at school is being picked on.

The same study also found that 63% of children on the autism spectrum are not in the kind of school their parents believe would best support them – with a high percentage of these children ending up expelled or excluded.

The latest series of the BBC’s drama The A Word, tells the story of Joe Hughes and his family as they adapt and come to terms with Joe’s autism diagnosis.

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