Supporting families with a child with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The ASD Outreach Service supports both mainstream schools and families to make sure that they are able to meet the needs of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). The team offer various training packages to parents and to professionals to support children with ASDs. These include online training courses, training sessions, advice and referrals, and a structured support programme for transitions. The service can support schools in creating Personal Learning Plans to match individual children’s learning needs. This may involve arranging support from a specialist teacher, Occupational Therapist, or Speech and Language Therapist. The team can provide specialist practical resources such as visual timetables and work stations. They can also offer a range of courses for parents on topics relating to ASDs, including online courses. ASD Outreach also organise regular parent courses including Early Bird (0-8) and Cygnet (8+).