Autisticpeople may act in a different way to other people
Find it hard to communicate and interact with other people
Find it hard to understand how other people think or feel
Find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or
Get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events
Take longer to understand information
Do or think the same things over and over
An Autism spectrum disorder is the label given to a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant challenges in social, communication and behaviour. They begin in childhood and last through adulthood. The term “spectrum”, is used as each person is affected in different ways. There are similar symptoms, but differences in the nature of them, when they start and how severe they are” (Equilibrium Health, 2019) Our world wide web is overfilling with articles on autism, autism spectrum, peoples life stories and missed opportunities. Quite rightly so.We want to take the young people at Topcrest Academy in Kenya into the world, so they do not miss those possibilities to learn, grow and empower themselves. The children will take responsibility for themselves and become confident, competent and independent.As educators, we need to be aware that some children and young people need our support with this empowerment and resilience building. So there….that is how we give space in the future for new, creative, innovative people.