In Stepping Stones Special School for Children with Autism and Complex Needs we strive to provide a high standard of teaching and learning within a positive and enriching learning environment. We realised that providing educational experiences for students with special educational needs within the framework of the mainstream curriculum is a challenge. The advantage of the main stream curriculum is that it provides a clear structure within which many of the needs of special education can be catered for. We believe that the educational experiences of our students should reflect what is available to their peers. While each student has his/her own individual educational plan, the opportunities for learning that co-operation and group work present should not be ignored.