The Autism Support Team offer school based support to children and young people who have social communication difficulties or a diagnosis of ASD.
The team aims to develop and enhance the skills and practices of school staff and improve educational outcomes for children and young people with social communication/ASD being taught in educational settings across Northumberland.
The support we offer is generally bespoke to the individual or school setting and may comprise of a combination of: observation, assessment, recommendation of strategies and approaches to enhance access to the curriculum, resource sharing, liaison with parents and carers, as well as a comprehensive range of training packages for professionals.
We offer Cygnet Training for parents of children with a diagnosis of ASD. Team members liaise closely with parents/carers, school staff and the young person to promote successful inclusion in the classroom. Written reports are provided outlining key observations and information and strategies and approaches that should be incorporated into teaching programmes and classroom practice.
SENCos can request support from the Autism Service by completing the SEND Support Services ‘Request for Support’ form. All requests for support require signed parental consent.
'Pupil Request for Support' Form
'Whole School Request for Support' Form
'Parental Consent' Form
'SLA Additional days' Form
'Transfer days between schools' Form
'Non SLA request for support days' Form
Autism Service Information
Service Manager - Fiona Tarn
Office Manager - Julie Sinclair
Office Telephone No: 01670 624802