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afPE launches survey to understand autistic pupils in schools

July 14, 2022

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The association for Physical Education (afPE) has launched a new survey in a bid to find out how young people with autism experience PE. The survey is focused on respondents who are PE teachers who can give more understanding of how they organise and what processes work.

Currently, participation in sport is lower for autistic students in comparison to non-autistic students, with many missing out on the wide benefits that physical activity can bring. Teachers may reflect on their experiences as well as recommend areas for improvement to better suit the needs of this group.

The research is being performed by the Centre for Neurodiversity and Development at Durham University. Researchers will be looking for preferences and barriers linked to sensory and anxiety issues for autistic young people.

To find out more about the survey, see here.

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