Autism Support Service

The Autism Support Team offer school based support to children and young people who have social communication difficulties or a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Autism Support Team offer school based support to children and young people in Northumberland with social communication difficulties or a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the current situation, and following national guidance, it is best to contact our team via the email address provided: hint@northumberland.gov.uk 

Messages will be checked regularly and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.


The Service 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 needs in educational settings across Northumberland.

Our team members work closely with parents/carers, school staff and the young person to promote successful inclusion in the classroom. We provide written reports that outline key observations, information, strategies and approaches that should be incorporated into teaching programmes and classroom practice.

Watch this video with further information for school

Please Click on the Padlet Link below to access further information
Autism Support Service Padlet


We also offer Cygnet Training for parents of children who have received a diagnosis of ASD from either Northumberland Children and Young People's Service (CYPS) or Northumberland Early Communication Clinic. Parent/carers can request a place on the course by completing the form below.

Cygnet Training Request Form  
Cygnet Training Information for Parents

Request for Individual Support

The service accepts requests for support from school staff only. To access support for individual pupils, you MUST complete the following forms:

Northumberland Inclusive Education Service - Individual Request for Support
and the relevant Autism/ASD checklists from the list below.
NIES ASD Emotional Awareness_Self Awareness checklist
NIES ASD Sensory Processing checklist
NIES ASD Social Imagination checklist 
NIES ASD Social Relationships checklist


The forms can be filled in electronically and emailed to the team, or printed and posted.

NB.  A Signed Parental consent is required for all individual requests for support.
A digital consent form is available on request.  The form MUST be completed and returned from the parent/carer's personal email account.

 

Request for Whole School Support

School staff should use this form to request training, whole class support, small group work, school development work, etc. 

The form can be filled in electronically and emailed to the team, or printed and posted. Please click on the link below to access the document.  

Northumberland Inclusive Education Services 'Whole School Request for Support'


PRIVACY NOTICE:
Information is stored according to Northumberland County Council’s policies and adheres to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).


CONTACT US:

Service Manager - Fiona Tarn
Office Manager - Helen Robson

Information is stored according to Northumberland County Council’s policies and adheres to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).