By Ashleigh Keating
Connor Winfield was a gifted student, so no one could understand why he found school so difficult.
- Autism is the fastest growing disability in Australia, having increased by 25 per cent between 2015 and 2019
- Mainstream teachers often lack the training and resources to cater for the needs of neurodiverse students
- Experts and advocates are calling for autism-specific training to be mandatory for teachers
"I would bet that most of my teachers did not understand what autism was," he said.