The final part of our three-part series on children who are "wired differently" asks: How can we do better?

When Massōne Tutauha felt a meltdown coming on at Pembroke School in Taranaki, he could retreat into a tent.

"They have this little sensory tent in the classroom, filled with cushions. They put it in specially for him," said his mum, Bex Tutauha, soon after he started there.

"The school has gone through autism training with someone who came in from Pukekohe. I think three teachers, the principal and I think even the office lady all did it. They have gone above and beyond."

Pembroke School , "a tiny little school out under the mountain" with just 84

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