Most of our pupils arrive at school after a significant journey on adapted transport. Some of the pupils with severe autism struggle to face the transition into school. Others are restless, ready for a change of position. Our music therapist plays his guitar in the entrance to school, greeting and interacting with the pupils as they pass by.
We have worked closely with an experienced occupational therapist in setting up sensory diets for pupils on the autism spectrum, as well as, developing the playground in order that it can be used by autistic pupils to develop their leisure and social skills. The outcome is that our pupils who hadn't developed friendship or interest in their peers now have friends.
The National Autistic Society (NAS) library catalogue is a specialist database of autism related material, much of which is held in the NAS library. It lists books, journal and magazine articles, DVDs and other material about or related to autism. Anyone can search it online.
Network Autism is a place where professionals share ideas and discuss good practice, helping you to find solutions. Network Autism offers the latest autism news, research and good practice, special interest groups and exclusive articles from autism specialists. Watch the introductory video to learn how Network Autism could help you.
A video outlining the education provision at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. It is designed as part of a research project aiming to improve the efficiency of communication with children's 'home school' whilst they are in hospital.