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Autistic Children

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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47.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many autistic children reside in the Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley educational areas; and if she will list the numbers in each authority who are receiving special training by qualified teachers in autism.

The latest information provided by the three authorities is as follows:NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND PLACEMENTBarnsley:

1 Independent establishment

Doncaster:

nil

Rotherham:

2 ESN(S) special school
ESN(S) hospital special school

These children are taught by qualified teachers: there is no special qualification for teachers of autistic children.