Autism impacts our school community. It is a neuro developmental disability that affects the way people communicate and interact with the world. Characteristics generally appear in early childhood and will be present, in some form, for life. Every autistic person is different, which means that each person has unique strengths and challenges.
Autistic people may have:
- challenges with communicating and interacting with others
- repetitive and different behaviours, moving their bodies in different ways
- strong interest in one topic or subject
- unusual reactions to what they see, hear, smell, touch or taste
- preferences for routines and dislike change.
Amaze has launched an ad campaign bringing attention to how others react to individuals with Autism, encouraging them to rethink those reactions. During April, we will feed information through the schools Facebook page in order to build understanding and acceptance of Autism.