Oxford, UK – Pupils at Limpsfield Grange School have been incredibly busy of late. The school which caters for 72 girls aged between eleven and sixteen who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, communication and interaction difficulties, has penned a book and also starred in a one off television show.
The school has also received an outstanding rating by Ofsted and is the only ASD specific school for girls in the country. Autism Daily Newscast published an in depth article about the school in March 2014, Limpsfield Grange School for Girls.
The book entitled, ‘M is for Autism’, which is funded by the National Autistic Society (NAS) aims to raise awareness about autism in girls. The story is from from the viewpoint of a thirteen year old girl who is on the autism spectrum. The character of M explores how she feels different and of how sometimes others do not understand her.
The book information on the Jessica Kingsley website reads:
‘Welcome to M’s world. It’s tipsy-turvy, sweet and sour, and the beast of anxiety lurks outside classrooms ready to pounce. M just wants to be like other teenagers her age who always know what to say and what to do. So why does it feel like she lives on a different plane of existence to everyone else?’
The hope is that the book will help other girls who are on the spectrum and who may be having difficulties as they navigate into adulthood.
Author, Vicky Martin ran a series of workshops in which she helped the girls write the book.
Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Educational Achievement, said:
“Limpsfield Grange is a remarkable school which is working hard to unlock the potential of the girls in its care and we’re committed to doing all we can to support staff at the school as they help their pupils to prosper.”
Source: Eagle Radio News: Girls with Autism write acclaimed novel