(UK) Isle of Wight: ANOTHER PLACE in England where students with autism are kicked out of school

July 11, 2018, (UK) On the Wight: Number of Isle of Wight autistic pupils excluded from school rises, show figures The number of autistic children being excluded from schools on the Isle of Wight is on the increase, amid warnings that vulnerable students are being failed by the education system across England. Data from the Department for Education has revealed that 15 children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder as their primary special educational need were excluded from primary, secondary and special schools on the Isle of Wight in the 2015/2016 academic year – the last year for which data is available – up from 12 in 2011/2012. ... Across England, the number of autistic children being excluded increased by almost 60%, rising from 2,825 in 2011/12 to 4,490 in 2015/16, while the number being permanently excluded more than doubled. Every region saw an increase of at least 45%, while more than a third of local authorities saw a rise in the number of children with autism being excluded despite a drop in overall exclusions….