SEND services: autism team (ASD) (ASC)
We provide a range of support, training and advice, to schools and other educational providers and settings. This ensures that children and young people with Autism have opportunities to achieve their educational goals and acquire the skills they need to gain independence in learning and in life.
We can support children and young people with or without a diagnosis; as we believe that offering timely support is crucial to future outcomes.
The Autism Team at SEND Services promote high expectations and quality outcomes for children and young people in all settings; contributing to delivering the priorities of the setting, development and improvement plans through the support of parents, pupils, schools and their staff.
Parental and Pupil Voice is of significant importance to us and this is reflected in our information gathering, advice, strategies given, and follow-up work. We adopt a multi-agency approach to ensure holistic, child-centred outcomes.
Working with the Autism Team at SEND provides settings with access to an excellent team of professionals with a wide range of expertise and experience in the field of Autism and all areas of Special Educational Needs & Disability. Our specialist practitioners can model research-based and good practice approaches, strategies and resources.
The Autism Team can support with the following training:
- Autism Awareness
- Structured Teaching and the TEACCH Approach
- Sensory Processing
- Positive Behaviour Techniques
- Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations.
(once all the above training is completed the delegate will receive ‘Autism Advocate’ Status)
The Autism Team can also support with:
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Social Stories
- Demand Avoidance (DA)
- Attention Autism
- Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support (SCERTS)
- Post-diagnosis support for parents and carers through the NAS Teen Life and Early Bird + programme.
The Autism Team at SEND Services work with:
- Primary Schools
- Secondary Schools
- Special Schools
- Alternative Provision
- Free Schools
- Post 16
- Other settings.
In the first instance, parents should discuss their child's SEN needs with the school with a view of gaining advice and guidance from the Autism Team at SEND Services.
We offer support to settings in Stoke and also other Local Authorities.
Please see our Brochure (below right) for a range of the training and support we offer to settings. Should you have specific requirements do get in touch as we also offer bespoke packages.
Kuljit Jheeta, senior SEND advisor
T: 01782 232538