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Centre for Inclusive Education - The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) is an independent centre, set up in 1982, actively supporting inclusive education as a human right of every child.

Whole school approaches and inclusion  - Department of Education and Skills. As part of 2002 guidelines this section consists of pointers to good practice in various areas of provision for children with autism. The pointers will help service providers to develop their own provision for children with ASDs in the light of practice that has worked well elsewhere.

Competency frameworks for Early Years, Schools and Post 16.Each framework sets out the knowledge and skills that are required for professionals in educational settings working with pupils on the autism spectrum.

National Autism Standards  for Early Years, Schools and Post 16. Each set of standards from the Autism Education Trust (AET) to enable educational settings to evaluate their practice in addressing the needs of pupils on the autism spectrum


NAS: Understanding difficulties at break time and lunchtime Guide (pdf) includes information about lunchtime clubs, buddy systems, social skills classes, bullying, and creating a safe place for pupils with an ASD to go to if they feel especially anxious or need some time out.

NAS: Asperger syndrome: a school's guide A brief overview of Asperger syndrome for professionals in education, providing advice about how to recognise some of the behavioural signs and how to communicate effectively with pupils who have the condition.

NAS: Holidays and days out  Includes advice to support Social Curruculum on:

Bonfire night


Days out: planning your day

Families: ideas for days out

Going to a museum

Going to the theatre

Going to the cinema

Holidays: preparation and practicalities

Going to a place of worship

Support for Health e.g. visit to dentist, doctor, sleep issues, diet...

Hesmondhalgh, M. and Breakey, C  Access and Inclusion for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders 'Let Me In' 

These Shared Resources are included as examples of what has been developed in particular settings to provide information for staff, including supply and non teaching staff.. They may have to be adapted to meet needs in other contexts.
We hope they give you ideas and inspiration to develop ones to suit your own school or pupil.

Referral Form - one authority's checklist to be completed when referral is made for additional support. Could be used to identify if relevant supports have been considered by school for individual pupils

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