What we do

 Aims

  • To empower schools to support young people with Social Communication differences so that their practice is inclusive.

  • To work pro-actively with schools, academies and families.

  • To increase skills and knowledge base within schools, academies and families.

What we can offer

As a Team we offer support to settings and families in 3 main areas: 

Consultancy

  • Observations
  • Input into meetings (Review, IEP, Multi-agency, TAC, ESCO etc)
  • Helping to create an Autism friendly environment
  • Recommending strategies to support the young person’s areas of development and modelling of those.
  • Signposting to resources to support development of social communication skills
  • Target setting for Individual Education Plans/Learning Maps
  • Individual/group support for staff to enable young people to access the curriculum, removing barriers to learning.
  •  Providing support for transition.
  •  Helpline support - to speak to a member of the Working Together Team via phone or email  

Training

  • The Working Together Team can offer a variety of  development opportunities for staff and families.
  •  Practical training workshops in a specialist environment.
  • INSET/staff meeting input.
  • Specific training, tailored to the needs of the setting.
  • Opportunities to visit an NAS accredited setting and see a working Autism friendly environment.         
  • Specialist training workshops for all areas of school staffing, (TAs, Teachers, SENCOs,  Governers etc)
  • Presentations for young people of all ages, at an appropriate level to encourage acceptance of difference.
  • National Autism Education Trust training for schools at tiers 1, 2 and 3.
  • ELKLAN training-Speech and Language Support for Verbally Able children with Autism

Support for Families
 

  •  We provide Drop in sessions for families of children attending a mainstream setting. These are based in our outreach schools and each team member will send out dates and times of availability.
  •  Bespoke training packages for families
  •  Training within settings alongside professionals.
  •  National Autism Education Trust training at tier 1.
  • •Helpline support - to speak to a member of the Working Together Team via phone or email