What we do

 Aims

  • To empower settings to support children and young people with Autism /Social Communication differences so that their practice is inclusive. 

  • To work pro-actively with settings and families so children and young people can thrive in their setting.

  • To develop skills, knowledge and experience within settings and families so our children and young people can reach their potential .

 

What we can offer

 

As a Team we offer support to settings, and families through the setting, in 3 main areas:

 

 Consultancy

 

  • Observations (where essential -Sept 2020)
  • Input into meetings (Review, Multi-agency, TAC, ESCO etc.)
  • Helping to create an Autism friendly environment
  • Recommending strategies to support the CYP’s areas of development.
  • Signposting to resources to support development of social communication skills.
  • Modelling
  • Target setting for Individual Plans.
  • Providing support for transition.
  • Helpline support - to speak to a member of the Working Together Team via phone or email.

 

 

 

 Training/Workshops

 

  • The Working Together Team can offer a variety of development opportunities for staff and families. Training will be delivered virtually from September 2020 and reviewed termly to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Training workshops.
  • INSET/staff meeting input
  • Specific training, tailored to the needs of the setting.
  • Specialist training workshops for all areas of educational staffing, (TAs, Teachers, SENCOs, Leadership teams and Governors).
  • Presentations for young people of all ages, at an appropriate level to encourage understanding of difference.
  • National Autism Education Trust Early Years, Schools and Post-16 training programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

Support for Families

 

 

 

  • We are able to provide virtual meetings for families of children attending a mainstream setting. These would be at the request of our settings and will be organised through the SENCO on a needs basis. The SENCO will send out dates and times of availability.
  • Virtual themed training .
  • National Autism Education Trust Making Sense of Autism Training.
  • Helpline support - to speak to a member of the Working Together Team via phone or email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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