An approach to supporting young people with autism spectrum disorder and high anxiety to re-engage with formal education – the impact on young people and their families

@inproceedings{Preece2018AnAT,
  title={An approach to supporting young people with autism spectrum disorder and high anxiety to re-engage with formal education – the impact on young people and their families},
  author={David Preece and Marie Howley},
  year={2018}
}
School refusal is an important factor impacting upon poor outcomes for adolescents and youth. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience characteristic difficulties regarding social interaction and communication, rigidity of thinking and sensory sensitivities. These difficulties, coupled with the heightened anxiety that many on the spectrum experience, place them at particular risk of school refusal. This study investigates activity undertaken in one UK local authority, where… CONTINUE READING

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