Education

71% of autistic children attend mainstream schools

Education, at all its various stages, can pose many challenges for students with autism. With the right support, autistic children can thrive in any education setting.

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School Avoidance

Strategies around emotionally based school avoidance

Choosing a School

Questions to ask when choosing a school for your child

Post-16 Education

Post-16 Education Support Organisations

En-Fold Education Support Setting Programme

Specialised autism parent support group packages and PHSE student sessions available to purchase.

Our Education Support Service

Warrior Parent

A poem from lived experience, by Julie, an En-Fold mentor/befriender

A warrior parent is something to be.
Fighting the system for my family.
But sometimes I’m tired and just need a break but feel I can’t stop, there's too much at stake.
There’s a form, an appeal, keep running that wheel.
Cannot stop, never give up.
A workshop, a meeting, no time for seating
Cannot stop, never give up.
Child’s in a mess, anxiety, stress, and look at the house, it's in such a mess.
Cannot stop, never give up.
Never a moment, never a pause, must keep on fighting for the cause.
Cannot stop, never give up.
Never enough sleep, no good counting sheep. Living on coffee, nothing can stop me.
Cannot stop, never give up.
A warrior parent is something to be. Fighting the system for my family.
But please do take note, and please do reflect.
Everyone needs to stop for a sec.
Take a deep breath, grab a seat when you can and just take a moment to be a person.
Even a warrior needs to get rest if they want to remain at their very best.

Julie

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