WTT is a service commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council to empower schools and academies to meet the needs of children and young people with Autism and/or social communication differences. For this reason, referrals must be initiated by the setting.

Please see below for the criteria for our involvement

Criteria for involvement- updated July 2018

Foundation Stage One/Pre-school children

  • See separate Early Years referral pathway (Summer term prior to school entry only)

FS2, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4-Mainstream Schools, academies and colleges


  • The setting has completed whole setting, Autism Education Trust training in Making Sense of Autism, provided free of charge by WTT.
  • The child or young person is aged 4-19 and in a maintained mainstream school, academy or college.
  • The needs of the young person have been discussed with WTT and a referral agreed in principle.
  • The young person’s needs are within the area of Social Communication.
  • The young person’s needs are a concern to both the setting and family (and possibly the young person themselves) and the setting do not feel they are able to fully meet the young person’s needs without further support.
  • The referral document has been completed with school, family and young person’s views. All parties have signed and dated to give consent including the Head teacher.
  • School and family have confirmed that they have read the roles and responsibilities section within the service booklet.
  • Supporting documents, including individual learning plans and reports from any external agencies that are involved, are included to show what has been put in place and the impact. Minimum of 2 cycles of assess, plan, do, review. (SEN CoP p100-102)
  • Training has been reflected upon and strategies have been trialled and impact described
  • One named person within the school has been identified as point of contact.
  • The setting are agreeing to work towards the AIM4Lincs award.