I am a massive advocate for people with autism and am a parent of a young man on the spectrum. I am also a huge supporter of the National Autistic Society and its current campaigns to raise understanding of what it is like to be autistic with some fantastic videos that have been viewed millions of times. It is truly wonderful that this minority in society is finally getting the attention that it deserves. Of course, there is going to be a 'but'. First, though, let me share
Why do I believe that social exclusion is an action (person A excludes person B, as opposed to person B choosing to be excluded)? Mainly because no child sets out to be excluded. A lot of children prefer their own company and to work alone rather than in groups, but they don't set out for the world of social exclusion. Let me describe what I mean by social exclusion in this context. This picture will be well understood by People with Alternative Learning Styles. Tom is 13.