This article features advice from Emma Goodall on how parents can ensure their autistic child has the best possible experience at school. As a person with autism as well as a teacher who specialises in teaching autistic children, Emma’s experience is invaluable in this area.
The basis of Emma’s message is to be constructive rather than combative, but the details of how to do this are where the article gets truly interesting. From which staff members to build relationships with, to the best way to communicate, to knowing what’s realistic to expect from schools and staff members, Emma’s insights are a must-read for parents of children with autism. As a valuable counterpoint, I CAN Network founder Chris Varney also notes that it’s worth trying other options or changing schools if a child is becoming unhappy.
– Fiona Churchman and Travis Saunders, ABC Life
Read the article: Being the best advocate for your child with autism at school
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