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Autistic children ( 5.6.18.L5 )

LOCAL INFORMATION

5.6.18.L5
Autistic children

 

Extent:     Jersey
Updated:  February 2017

 

Words you may need to know

 

Autistic - a person or child affected by, or caused by, autism - failure to use language and understand surroundings in the expected way

Mainstream – usual; conventional; something thought of as normal and shared by most people eg mainstream banking 

 

 

Schooling

 

Children diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder are mainly supported in a mainstream school by specialist keyworkers.

If a child requires further support, they may attend one of the Additionally Resourced Centres (ARCs) located in the following schools:

Primary

Rouge Bouillon

St Saviours

Secondary

Grainville

Haute Vallee

The Education Department’s Autism and Social Communication Inclusion Team (ASCIT) also work with schools and families to support children in their education.

More information can be found here:

http://www.jod.je/kb5/jersey/directory/organisation.page?id=6RUZ4BpWVNo

 

Children who are diagnosed with a severe Autistic Spectrum Disorder may be educated at Mont a l’Abbe School.