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Autism and Early Years Intervention Team



The Specialist Service supports children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum condition (ASC). The team works in Early Years settings, primary schools and secondary schools in order to fully include children with ASC in mainstream settings and fulfill their learning potential and social communication skills.

The service also offers support to schools and families for young children with SEN in the foundation stage in mainstream schools, along with private, voluntary and independent settings.

The Specialist Service provides:

 

For the Family

  • Regular meetings with parents to discuss strategies and progress
  • Provision of strategies and resources for use at home where appropriate
  • Advice and support during periods of transition, including between school phases
  • Liaison and joint working with a wide range of professionals including Speech and Language therapists, Educational Psychologists, Occupational therapists etc
  • Links with other support groups
  • Training through the Parents Autism Awareness Course (PAAC)

 

For the School

  • In-school support and advice on teaching styles and strategies
  • Detailed observations of children within the classroom and playground to develop a holistic profile
  • Specialist targeted intervention and tracking of pupil progress, in conjunction with the school
  • INSET to staff, parents, governors and other professionals where appropriate
  • Attendance and participation at annual reviews and planning meetings
  • Liaison with other agencies involved
  • Appropriate overview of support with class teachers, SENDCOs and parents
  • Copies of targets, visit notes and reports sent to parents, schools and other professionals where appropriate
  • Support offered by Specialist teachers or Specialist nursery officers
  • Time-limited and targeted interventions which are outcome driven, working with the school to embed strategies into their practice
  • Outcomes are reviewed as part of the child’s on-going programme


Who to contact

Contact Name
Christa Morley, Patricia Slater or Cressida Davies (Specialist Teachers)
Telephone
 0207 854 5885
E-mail
 Christa.Morley@rbkc.gov.uk
 PatriciaH.Slater@rbkc.gov.uk
 Cressida.Davies@rbkc.gov.uk
Website
Autism and Early Years Intervention Team

Where to go

Name
c/o Malton Road Hub
Address
Malton Road
London
Postcode
W10 5UP

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
0-16 years

Local Offer

Local Offer Record `
Who is this service available to?

This service is available to children, young people and their families from ages 0-16 years who live in the Royal London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea attending local provision.

How do you access this service?

This service is available to children, young people and their families from ages 0-16 who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington Chelsea. Schools can refer directly to the service using the service referral form.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

The service is comprised of three qualified teachers, all of whom have additional post graduate qualifications in autism, art therapies in education, therapeutic play and Makaton licensed tutoring. There is also one specialist nursery officer. All undertake regular training to keep up to date with the current developments in the field.

The team have all undertaken training in: Portage, TEACCH (treatment and education of autistic and related communication handicapped children), PECS (picture exchange communication).

The service is currently undergoing accreditation with the NAS (National Autistic Society). This provides an autism specific quality assurance programme for organisations throughout the U.K and across the world. It provides a unified standard of excellence and a systematic framework for continuous self-examination and development.

The team is licensed to deliver the National Autistic Society Early Bird programme. This programme is for families with a pre-school child, following a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder.

In July 2017 the team attended Barnardo’s Cygnet training giving them skills to deliver this evidence-based programme to parents of “older” children who have had a diagnosis of autism. The programme has national recognition and fulfils NICE guidelines.

As part of the wider Sensory and Language Impairment Team the service is benchmarked through DfE Quality Standards for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support and Outreach Services 2009.

Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Last Updated 31/10/2019

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