Date lodged: 26 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support school pupils with autism.
Answered by: John Swinney 3 October 2018
We want all children and young people to receive the support needed to reach their full learning potential.
We will continue to work closely with local authorities to secure more positive experiences for pupils with autism.
We will do this by improving consistency of support, career pathways and professional development for support for learning teachers, and building further capacity.
I will also be meeting with third sector organisations involved in the publication of ‘Not Included, Not engaged, Not involved’ to determine what further action may be needed to strengthen support for pupils with autism in schools.