What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

ASD is a developmental disorders caused by abnormalities in brain function development.  Persons with ASD have difficulties in communication and connection with others.  As a result, students with ASD encounter a lot of barriers in interpersonal relationship and social communication.  They also display restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior.


If I suspect that my child might have ASD, I should...

…initiate contact with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), class teacher, student support team or school social worker.  The school will then arrange appropriate assessment and support services for my child.


When my child is assessed to have ASD, I should...

…provide the school with the SEN information of my child promptly and proactively, including passing the psychiatric report to the school for arrangement of appropriate support services.  I should also maintain communication with the SENCO, student support team, class teacher and subject teachers so as to understand the learning and adjustment of my child.  I should discuss further appropriate support strategies with the school personnel, where necessary.


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