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A Shiver Production

GIRLS WITH AUTISM
Wednesday 15th July 2015 on ITV

Pictured: Head Teacher Sarah Wild with pupil Abigail

Limpsfield Grange in Surrey is the only state run boarding school in Britain specialising in girls with autism. The girls are all aged from 11-16 and more than half of them are on the autistic spectrum. Focusing on three very different pupils, Katie, Abigail and Beth, this one-off documentary follows them over the course of six months both at school and at home, to offer a unique insight into what it means to be autistic and a teenage girl.

With increasing numbers of girls being diagnosed every year, the true extent to which girls suffer from the condition is perhaps only now being recognised. With extreme variations in how every girl presents, the school does itÕs best to prepare each girl for an unforgiving outside world using a range of innovative methods, sometimes with tough love and always extraordinary patience.

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Photographer: Laurence Cendrowicz

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0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com

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