At Stepping Stones Special School for Children with Autism and Complex Needs we see ICT as being integral in teaching all areas of the Curriculum and in meeting the needs as presented by our students. ICT have features which appeal to students with ASD as they provide a secure learning environment which remain stable and predictable.

ICT allows our students to develop their communication and literacy skills. It aids the student in communicating with others, and provides structured skill practice which supports basic literacy and numeracy. ICT also provides opportunities for engaging in meaningful leisure activities and can encourage creativity.

At Stepping Stones Special School, students use AAC (Augmentative and alternative communication) devices to help them to communicate. They also have access to laptops, iPads and each class has an interactive whiteboard.