Another episode in our Schooling series this week and we were joined by the wonderful Shane Stoneley. Shane spoke to us about his school journey as an undiagnosed autistic boy in a mainstream school.
***Trigger Warning - Suicide references***
Shane shares an emotional journey including some upsetting stories of bullying and references to suicidal feelings. Shane speaks openly and honestly about his friendships in school and how much those meant to him, then and now. He was with his friend Steven during the recording who also spoke to us.
Shane is an author and volunteers in a specialist school. He talk about what his school life might have been like had he been diagnosed and been able to attend a specialist school like the one he works at.
You can follow Shane at @shane_stoneley_autism_author