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Challenges parents face accessing learning support for autistic children

22 January 2018 – Autism is complex. It presents in children in different ways. Some children with high-functioning autism run the risk of being misunderstood due to their more subtle differences, traits and difficulties.

Lynne Hansen is a coordinator and facilitator for Altogether Autism. She’s also a parent of a child on the autism spectrum. In this article, Lynne looks at the challenges parents face in having their children’s learning needs met and how they access support through the education system.

She shares the importance of gaining knowledge and developing good relationships so autistic children get what they need to thrive, and she explores the core issues affecting access to learning supports.

Read more about Lynne’s challenges

This article first appeared in the Altogether Autism Journal Issue 1, 2018.

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