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School issues and ASD

Elayne Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2018 in Autism and neurodiversity
My son who has autism attends a mainstream school it is now compulsory for him to do PE which he hates because it is so unstructured and he gets bullied. He is very active out of school but is there a clause that autistic children can be excluded due to the anxiety it causes.


  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2018
    Hi @Elayne, thanks for sharing this with us- it must be really tough on your son.

    I'm unsure about how to resolve this myself, so it might be best to speak to the NAS Autism Helpline. They're also likely to have a better insight into current guidelines and what you can do to help. Here are the helpline details:

    By phone

    0808 800 4104

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    If you are unable to get through, it is because our advisers are busy answering calls, so please try again later or alternatively use our online enquiry form.


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