It was great to get back into a routine this week. There were many lively stories that pupils told of snowdrifts, snowmen and snowball fights but also loneliness. It has to be remembered that for young people with autism 3 days without familiar routine and contact with trusted adults and a peer group can be very isolating and challenging, especially in rural communities. While the internet may offer respite from extended periods of isolation there is nothing like being surrounded by those with whom we are comfortable. I hope that this is something we all bear in mind as we continue to develop strategic pathways to progression for inclusion at all levels – in school and the wider community. Read more here...Meadowpark Newsletter 09.03.18