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Surviving school on the spectrum

Polly, 17, explains her journey to a diagnosis of autism and shares tips for how to look after your mental health at school if you are autistic.

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School can be a challenging place to manage for most people, and when you’re autistic it can be even harder. Growing up I always felt different, like an outsider; I didn’t understand imaginary games, I would get so confused when someone would tell me to do one thing but expect something entirely different, and the fire alarm would physically hurt and make my arms prickle.

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