Marks & Spencer launch autistic friendly school wear

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Marks & Spencer have partnered with the National Autistic Society to launch a range of autism friendly school wear! The retailed received feedback suggesting they do more to help children who struggle to dress themselves, specifically those on the autistic spectrum. 70% of children with autism participate in mainstream education where they are required to wear a uniform; many experience sensory sensitivity and struggle with motor skills, and find small buttons difficult to manage. The new range includes pull up trousers and hidden Velcro fastenings. More than 1 in 100 people are autistic in the UK, including around 120,000 school children!