Children with Autism are likely to face problems with social communication and interaction At The Loddon School® we aim to help them on their journey by providing them with quality care and a high quality educational provision. Our trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 people living with autism every year.

Problems experienced by children with Autistic behaviour

Autism is a disorder which is usually diagnosed around the age of 3, although some children show early signs  during infancy. Autism is referred to as a spectrum disorder because it can have extremely different features from one child to the another. Despite variations in specific symptoms and their severity, autistic children generally face an uphill struggle fitting into society, as they frequently appear to be entangled in their own world.

The Loddon School® – A proud history of helping those with Autism.

The Loddon School® was established by Marion Cornick in 1988 as a charitable trust to provide a much needed school in the South of England for children who can no longer live at home because of their exceptional support needs.The Loddon School® is both home and school for 28 children who have the most severe and complex learning difficulties. Many children also have additional problems associated with autistic behaviour and epilepsy, including self-injury, aggression and disruptive / challenging behaviour.

The children live at the school 52 weeks a year soThe Loddon School® is a home which provides education, leisure, play, outings and holidays. All children live in small family groups with their own staff who are responsible for their care and support programme and their social development. So as a parent you can feel at peace knowing that you have a school specialising in autistic care  and with vast depth and experience in providing excellent care 52 weeks a year!

Autism can normally be diagnosed in children at around the age of two. 

In many cases, professional health workers may spot the signs of autism during normal childhood health checks, and this may lead to the child being formally diagnosed.