1.1 Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across contexts, not accounted for by general development delays.
1.2 Restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities.
1.3 The above signs must be present in early childhood (but may not become fully evident until social demands exceed limited capacities).
1.4 The signs together limit and impair everyday function.
1.5 Child is in KS2 or older, either boys or girls.
1.6 The pupil has an EHCP.
1.7 Abilities are within the broad average range but indicators cause difficulty in making academic progress. If a child has not been entered for SATS at KS2 or has a result below 100, evidence will be required that the child can work within the broad average range over time
1.8 Child should not present as having moderate cognition difficulties.
1.9 There are indications that the child cannot or is unlikely to cope socially and emotionally in a mainstream school setting and is distressed by the experience.
1.10 Prime need is autism/anxiety