How can Jigsaw support children with autism?
We are aware that each child is an individual and what works for one autistic pupil may not work for another, but many of the tools, resources and strategies within Jigsaw match or can be adapted to match best practice for supporting a range of needs.
The National Autistic Society website provides advice and support for autism (www.autism.org.uk). The left hand column below has been adapted from their information, especially in relation to relevant strategies from their SPELL framework (Structure, Positive approaches and expectations, Empathy, Low arousal, Links). The middle column explains how these are embedded within Jigsaw and where adaptations may be helpful, and the final one shows where in the programme they are most commonly found.
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