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Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)


Language and communication differences in children and young people are key elements of the autism profile. They may:

  • have difficulty in communicating with others; they may have difficulty saying what they want to or understanding what is being said to them
  • be delayed in using language and shy away from talking

A number of our one-minute guides cover autism, language and communications topics including transition, tics, online safety, autism in girls as well as helpful advice, guidance and support.

Useful resources, links and further reading