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Autism and Social Communication Team (Inclusion)

Service

A team of qualified specialists with expertise in Autism who aim to promote the educational, social and emotional development of children/young people; working with their parents and educational settings. (Accredited by the National Autistic Society)

What we do:

  • supporting children/young people with or without a diagnosis
  • provide advice and support to schools and settings - please see the school request forms at https://westsussex.local-offer.org/information_pages/164-autism-and-social-communication-team-support-for-settings
  • provide advice and support to parents - parents are advised to talk to their SENCo at school and then the school makes the request
  • provide training on Autism and interventions
  • Autism Aware Award for schools and settings

Our users say:

"I never thought he would be so happy and involved in school, even attending clubs!" "Attending the training has changed our lives completely! We have learned so much and are better equipped to deal with situations and we all enjoy life so much more!"

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Age Range: 4–19

Wheelchair Accessible?

Free to use?

Contact Details

03302 228 525

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Website

For more information, and to read about how to access this service, visit:

Local Offer webpage
Address

c/o Laetitia Violleau-Castle, 2nd floor,
The Grange,
Chichester,
PO21 1RG

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  • Posted by thecoplestons on 27 Apr 16 21:18

    We are only 2 weeks into the NAS Earlybird Plus course which is run by an Educational Psychologist and the Social Communication Team but already it is proving so helpful for us as a family and also helping to improve communication and consistency with my sons school. I would recommend the course to anyone with a child aged 4-9yrs in mainstream school. You get a place for upto 2 carers (parents/grandparents/childminders etc) plus 1 professional from your childs school. In our case my sons class TA is doing the course with us. Not only does the course explain Autism, it allows plenty of discussion with the professional from your childs school about how Autism affects YOUR child specifically. We have already been able to come up with some new strategies to try and my sons class TA is now aware of so many more signs that he is anxious and struggling, when previously teachers didn't always understand and see it.