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NAS: Teaching young children on the autism spectrum If you have a young child in your class who may displaying the symptoms of autism (whether or not they have received a formal diagnosis), this guide explains more about the condition and suggests some strategies for helping them to integrate into the classroom environment.

Autism Help  (Au): This site aims to increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder through providing practical strategies, information  and resources It has subsections specifically for Early Years, Primary and Teen Years. In this section you can find information about the effect of autism on areas of early childhood development and practical strategies to deal with many of the issues that arise for children with autism in this age group.


Cumine, V., Dunlop, J. and Stevenson G. (2010). Autism in the Early Years. 2nd ed. London: Routledge. Provides accessible material, support and advice for parents, teachers and professionals who are working together in an unfamiliar area following early diagnoses of autism in young children.

The Ambitious about Autism website has lots of information about Toileting, Eating Issues, Sleep and Diets


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.

Nursery and Primary Booklet - This booklet has been compiled by Borders Outreach team to offer strategies and advice for those working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in mainstream schools.  Advice on - First few days -  Issues which may arise -  Situations which may require additional planning - Transitions

Symbols in Early Years: powerpoint presentation from Sandra Miller, Fife

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