Disclosing an autism diagnosis at school

Holly's autism film starring role helped raise her ...

Should a child with autism disclose his/her condition in school? There is no straight answer to this question. On one side there are clear benefits of coming out in the open to generate understanding and acceptance. But on the other, there is the fear of being labelled and only seen as “the child with autism”. Raising autism awareness within school is key to promote peer acceptance and helping these students talk openly about their condition.

This video shows Holly, a young student on the spectrum, who took the step of telling everyone in her school.

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