"Children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, are likely to have particular difficulties with social interaction. They may also experience difficulties with language, communication and imagination, which can impact on how they relate to others. (SEND Code of Practice 2015 para 6.29)
Guidelines for schools to using specialist support services
Guidelines for schools to using specialist support services can be found in the Graduated Response Toolkit: Guidance for Schools.
Guidance to schools on meeting the needs of children & young people with social communication/autism
Further information can be found in the Graduated Response Toolkit: Guidance for Schools.
Social communication/autism support directory
Take a look at our autism support directory. Use the filters to search by age of child, areas served or by provider type to see if the service is commissioned or private. Staffordshire Connects is a free and impartial service. Information contained in the SEND Local Offer does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of a service or provider. For more information please see our disclaimer.
Which services in the directory are commissioned by Staffordshire County Council?
Any providers commissioned by Staffordshire County Council will display the Staffordshire County Council logo on the top right of the record.
Which services in the directory are commissioned by the NHS?
Any providers commissioned or funded by the NHS will display the NHS logo on the top right of the record.
Which services in the directory are part of the SEND Local Offer?
Our signpost logo means the service is part of our SEND Local Offer.