Lack of support for teaching children with autism

 Autism Milton Keynes

The survey revealed that 60% of teachers felt they had not received adequate training to teach pupils with autism, and 35% reported that families were finding it increasingly difficult to find a school with the correct provisions in place to meet the SEN of their child. 

An explanation for the decline in educational standards for children with autism may be the 6.5% rise in the number of children attending school with their statement of SEN citing autism as a primary need compared to 2012. 

The charity’s Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Clare Bull, complained: “Given that 71 per cent of children with autism are educated in mainstream schools, providing teachers with the correct training to support pupils with autism is vital” 

There is more information about the lack of support available for teaching children with autism at: http://www.senmagazine.co.uk/news/sennews/sennews/teachers-fear-for-autism-support