WTT work to support the individual setting so that they can successfully meet the needs of autistic children and young people/those with social communication differences.
Whole setting development
Autism Education Trust Training for Early Years/Schools and Post-16 providers-National training and CPD Accredited. Making sense of autism, Good autism practice, Suite of resources for leaders, Autism and exclusions and Autism and Anxiety.
Bespoke training open to professionals and families- autism and sensory integration differences, Social Stories, Comic Strip conversations, Autism, girls and masking, Supporting a profile of Demand avoidance, Inference training.
Contribution to setting/cluster parent communities e.g. Parent SEN coffee morning
Class/cohort needs -looking at how staff can support multiple autism/social communication differences within one class or cohort.
A planning meeting looks over our caseload in your setting and enables us to plan with you for the year ahead and also consider any whole setting needs for training in house and any CYP you are starting to have concerns about. These usually happen in the Autumn term but can be called at any time you feel we need to review.
An initial consultation focuses on one CYP and situation where you feel needs are within Autism/social communication and have some concerns about meeting those needs. We talk together to understand the context and work out a course of action to support you and you're setting to address those concerns and collaborate on ways forward.
Support for families
Families can access autism training from WTT-please see our calendar for upcoming events and booking details.
Helpline-Each member of the team has a designated Helpline time during the week. If you are unsure who you need to speak to, please use the Contact Us page to enquire and we will put you in touch with the appropriate member of our team.
Collaborative working with the setting and other agencies
Support for individual CYP needs
Where the above areas of whole setting development and consultancy have been utilised and implemented in practice, but a setting still need further support, WTT can support through observation and collaborate working to further understand strengths and needs and appropriate strategies to support.