Educating autistic girls: an interview with Sarah Wild

Sarah Wild is Headteacher at Limpsfield Grange School, a residential school for girls aged 11-16 with communication and interaction difficulties, most of whom have a diagnosis of autism. Sarah kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National Autistic Society Professional Conference in 2017.

In this video, Sarah discusses how single-sex schools can benefit autistic girls, how best to support them in the classroom and how to prepare them to transition out of school.

You can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Download a PDF transcript of this interview.

Individual question clips

  1. Can you tell us how you first became interested in autism?
  2. Can you tell us about your current work?
  3. What are the advantages of single-sex schools for autistic girls?
  4. How can staff in mainstream schools help support female autistic students?
  5. What practical advice do you have for supporting autistic girls in the classroom?
  6. Can you tell us what the main challenges are for autistic girls when accessing education?
  7. Can you tell us what the main challenges are for autistic girls when preparing to transition out of school?

Sarah will be speaking at the forthcoming Women and Girls Conference 2018 in London

Date added: 4 May 2017