First things first – What exactly IS autism?

Autism is a condition that can affect how a person talks and listens to other people, how they learn and how they make friends. You can watch this ace Fixers film to find out more.

Pupil Voice: 4 things you should know about buddying pupils with autism at our school 

The P7s at Riverside Primary School in Stirling run a buddying scheme to support pupils who have autism. Here are 4 things they think you should know….

  1. AP gang Autism provision“We support pupils with autism at play times, golden time and during lunch to help them to reach their full potential.”
  2. “We also raise awareness of autism within the school and our local community. We are going to be going to another school to help support them in the start-up of a buddying project like ours. We want to help other children and adults to understand pupils with autism for who they are and want to make sure that their experience at school is a happy one.”
  3. “We are gaining skills for the future and hope to work with children or adults with autism or maybe employ someone with autism one day.”
  4. “We are all about acceptance and raising awareness and we love what we do.”