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(UK) Times: 4,500 ASD students expelled 2015-16

Sept 1, 2018, Times: Expelling thousands of autistic pupils ‘causes lifelong harm’ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/expelling-thousands-of-autistic-pupils-causes-lifelong-harm-9hm7s2sfx Charities say that schools are causing irreversible harm to children with autism after a rise in the number that have been expelled. Almost 4,500 pupils with autism, some as young as five, were excluded in 2015-16, more than twice as many as four years earlier. The figures were obtained by Ambitious about Autism, one of several groups saying that excluding children on the autistic spectrum causes them long-term harm.