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Autism awareness: 'Better teacher training needed'

01/07/2019

 

The mum of an autistic 11-year-old has called for better teacher training, saying her son was regularly singled out for displaying symptoms in class.

Robbie, from Plymouth in Devon, has made a YouTube animation in which he describes being bullied by pupils.

 

Autism in schools

 

He also said teachers had disciplined him for uncontrollable fidgeting, a symptom of his autism.

 

Child Autism UK said there was "a lack of understanding and knowledge amongst some teachers in some schools".

 

Robbie has been taught in a building away from other students and is due to move to a new school next term because of the way he has been treated.

 

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