ASD Support Service
The ASD Support Service is commissioned by the local authority from Fosse Way School.
- To provide a service that forms part of the spectrum of support for children and young people with ASD in the local authority
- To provide support to settings and schools in B&NES to meet the needs of pupils with ASD within mainstream, inclusive settings
- To respond positively to requests for training, assessment, and advice or focussed support
- To facilitate support groups for professionals in mainstream schools, parents and carers of pupils with ASD in mainstream schools, and pupils themselves
- To work with other agencies and voluntary groups for the benefit of pupils with ASD in mainstream settings and schools
- To support transition for children and young people from pre-school to school and from primary to secondary school
The service is focused on
- supporting schools and settings to better meet the needs of children and young people with ASD through a variety of strategies including training, modelling and direct work
- supporting the local authority by providing specialist advice and input
- supporting parents and carers to maintain access to schools and settings for children and young people with ASD. This includes training for parents: details at fossewayschool.com
- working with colleagues in a range of professions and services to ensure quality multi-professional working
- Schools and settings or the LA will make requests for input to the ASD Support Service at Fosse Way School. Schools and settings should use the request for input form:
ASD request for input 2019-2020 (to download and save)
- Communication between Fosse Way and the mainstream school will be electronic and personal (telephone and/or face to face) with a minimum of paperwork. The initial request should be made to Fosse Way School using secure means and in line with GDPR.
- Requests are usually processed within 2 weeks and schools/settings will be contacted by a member of the ASDSS team.
- Fosse Way School is a strategic partner of AET (autismeducationtrust.co.uk) and deliver the nationally accredited training across all schools and settings.
- Details of professional CPD can be found at tbmpts.com