Autism Accreditation 

Autism Accreditation is UK’s only autism-specific quality assurance programme of support and development for all those providing services to autistic people. It is a way for organisations to show they offer excellent support to autistic children and adults. For more information on Autism Acreditation visit 

What the National Autistic Society Accreditation service say about us……….. 


“The young person is at the heart of every decision. This is evident from the very start of the referral process through to supporting settings to embed person centred strategies that enable autistic young people to succeed in mainstream school settings.” NAS Accreditation 2019




The team are very knowledgeable about best practice in supporting autistic pupils in mainstream education. They are committed to seeking to overcome obstacles to autistic pupils being included in mainstream schools. They recognise the importance of empowering and skilling up staff in mainstream schools. The team is established as a source of expertise in educating autistic pupils in mainstream settings” NAS Accreditation 2019


Feedback from parents and professional is overwhelmingly positive. People clearly value the support, training and advice the service provides. The Working Towards Team can be considered an exemplary model of an educational outreach team that can demonstrate it has a significant impact on the quality and inclusiveness of mainstream provision across the whole county.” NAS Accreditation 2019


 “The quality and range of training, workshops and sharing good practice sessions provided by the service is of an extremely high standard.” NAS Accreditation 2019


"The team of specialist teachers possess a body of practical knowledge and understanding of how to support autistic young people. They can communicate this knowledge to others who are not specialists in ways which are accessible and empowering, promoting a strengths-based person centred ethos. They are considered as very professional and highly committed. The following comments reflect what appears to be an excellent reputation enjoyed by all members of the team." 

NAS Accreditation Report 2016

"The Working Together Team have been an invaluable service to our school particularly during a period of time when other serv icesare diminishing and support for schools is more difficult to access…We have had many occasions when we have faced barriers toaccessing support from other Outside Agencies due to a pupil’s complex needs, whereas the Working Together Team is extremelyaccommodating and will always go above and beyond to provide advice and support in order that the child and school’s needs can be met".

SENCO Quote from NAS Accreditation Report  2016


“The team always involve me with their work with my child, they forward me copies of their reports and findings and tell me the positives and any areas of concern and the best way to deal with any issue”
Parent Quote from NAS Accreditation Report 2013


 “The team have an excellent rapport with staff, parents and children. They offer advice that is exceptionally good and has a positive impact on the children involved.”
Professional quote from NAS Accreditation report 2013


“The outreach worker always very efficient and accurate in identifying areas of need and recommending strategies/programmes of bespoke work and to help the student move forward” (quote from a SENCo, 2013)

“Their advice is always tailored well to the children’s needs and the resources of the school. It is realistic and supportive.” (quote from a SENCo, 2013)

“The team are is one of the most useful and flexible outside agencies we work with and I really value their input and advice as I find it very supportive in supporting our children (quote from a   SENCo, 2013)

“When I have been at my absolute lowest and drained emotionally … the direct support to me is what has enabled me to carry on ... “ (quote from a parent, 2013)

“The service has established an excellent reputation throughout the County for being approachable, easy to access and able to respond in a quick efficient and flexible manner.” (NAS 2013)

"The role played by the team in supporting schools in completing the portfolio contributes to the AIM4Lincs programme in seeking to impact on practice in mainstream schools through the county-Area of strength” (NAS, 2013)