Wednesday, April 11, 2007

ASD e-petition

e-petition: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Make Autism training COMPULSORY for all teachers. As it currently stands teachers are OFFERED the chance to take up Autism specific training often either in school hours (when headteachers are reluctant at best to give up the time) or in their own time which many will not give up. Surely in this day and age when so many children are affected by this lifelong condition and we are being told by the Government to send them to mainstream schools (because there are less and less specialist schools) then these schools should know how best to help these children instead of just expecting the children to fit into their pigeon holes. Better for all the children (not just the children with Autism) and also teachers and parents at the end of the day!
Sign it here.

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