Students with autism often present unique challenges to schools, and teachers can often find it difficult to meet their needs effectively.
Internationally, around 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental disability that can cause significant social communication and behavioural challenges.
A recent study found that among the 934 parents who were surveyed, approximately 77% had children on the spectrum attending mainstream schools.
It also found that, in general, teachers only felt slightly confident in their ability to support students with autism, while parents were even less certain of teachers’ confidence to teach their children with autism.