Brighton Conference

Brighton Conference

Our presentation explained how, by encouraging children to act as ‘Champions for Autism’, mainstream schools can set up a sustainable and inclusive support network for children with autism that works by breaking down barriers and changing attitudes towards the condition. We believe that this is essential, as the increasing number of children on the autistic spectrum will, of course, result in an increasing number of adults with autism in our community. As such, rather than putting the onus on those with autism to ‘fit in’ with school and society, we need to develop children who are aware of the various needs of people with autism and how they can work, grow and play together. Only in this way will we be able to cultivate an inclusive and accepting society that embraces and celebrates difference.

2017-12-15T09:33:16+00:00