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Autistic Spectrum Condition Support

Our experienced staff provide a wide range of support for pupils, staff and families.  We provide advice and strategies to support a wide range of needs that can be related to autistic spectrum condition including difficulties with social interaction and communication needs, challenging behaviour, sensory needs, anxiety, attachment and low self-esteem. 

We provide a range of assessments and support for pupils, schools and families which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Individual assessment and report which includes observations, discussions with parents/carers and school staff, as well as one to one work with the pupil. These allow us to provide advice and recommendations to help a pupil with ASC, or possibly ASC-related difference, e.g. recognising emotions, making and managing friendships, social skills, handling change, anxiety and worry.
  • Plan-Do-Review consultation assessments with parents and/or school to inform person centred planning and SMART outcomes for children and young people. 
  • Motor Skills, Sensory or Stressor screenings for individual pupils, provide feedback and recommendations
  • Support for pupils in understanding their Autism Spectrum diagnosis and suggest resources and approaches to parents and staff
  • Support for vulnerable pupils with transitions between year groups or schools; e.g. Year 6 to 7
  • Provide advice, strategies and individual support sessions in relation to behavioural issues arising from ASC.
  • Interventions to help develop pupils’ awareness of their own and others’ emotions, or worries and anxieties, using social skills groups, or individual support sessions. These would begin with a Woodlands-led session with a pupil/s and a TA in attendance.  These sessions support pupils whilst also providing training for staff.