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A child with autism will have challenges in three main areas - social communication, interaction and imagination.

Below you will learn more about these social difficulties and see life through the eyes of a child living with autism.

Social communication

Children with autism have difficulties understanding:

  • Facial expressions
  • Tone of voice
  • Common gestures
  • Eye contact
  • Body language
  • Giving and receiving verbal and non-verbal communication

Social interaction

Children with autism struggle with:

  • Understanding their own and other people’s feelings and emotions
  • Forming relationships and making friends
  • People can appear aloof, indifferent and withdrawn

Social imagination

People with autism have difficulties comprehending:

  • Abstract concepts and ideas
  • People’s actions, emotions, behaviours and consequences
  • Solutions to life outside of their routines

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For more information on the education services we provide at our British schools for children from around the world with autism, ADHD and other Special Educational Needs, or to become one of our agents, please call +44 (0)208 108 2571 or click here.

We would also be more than happy to show you around one of our schools. Please do contact us when you are next in the UK to arrange a FAM tour.