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Greenwich Parent Voice

Autism in schools in Greenwich

Many parents have asked about the overall approach taken for children with ASD or possible ASD by Greenwich council.

Parents have told us that they are interested to know which therapies and strategies are used and which are not, and the reason for this.

The council have produced a document outlining this in detail and it makes for interesting reading. If you have any comments or thoughts about this for your child, in the first instance contact your SENCO who can contact the SEN team or approach the team yourself through your case-worker or using details listed on the Local Offer.

Useful to know: a referral to ASD Outreach for a one-off consultation for advice/support can still be made by your school for your child if he or she is on the long wait list for an assessment/possible diagnosis. However just bear mind that there is a huge demand for ASD Outreach intervention, so the response may not be immediate.  The ASD Outreach Team will also want your child’s school to evidence that they have already sought the advice of their in-school specialists including SALT and the Educational Psychology service, and to evidence the interventions they have already put in place BEFORE agreeing to take up the referral. You can also find other information through  using the resources in the Local Offer or contacting Greenwich NAS or Mencap for support and guidance.