West Berkshire Autism Team

West Berkshire Autism Team

 

The Autism Team supports schools, parents/carers, children and young people following a child or young person’s diagnosis of Autism.

 

The work may include: 

School Advisors:

Lesley Botchway – Autism Team Coordinator and Secondary Schools Advisor

Sue Granger – Autism Primary Schools Advisor

  • Providing support and guidance for school staff working with autistic pupils
  • Providing training and development for staff, delivered centrally and also in schools
  • Undertaking observation of pupils within their setting
  • Providing written reports and information
  • Support in developing self-help strategies for pupils and also for staff.Kelly EvansGilly Rogers
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  • Specialist Autism Teaching Assistants
  • Supporting the work of the Autism Team
  • Providing intensive intervention case work for school staff whilst working with targeted autistic pupils
  • For example: emotional regulation, anxiety and behaviour, anxiety around school
  • To improve outcomes for our autistic pupils to help them reach their potential.
  • Supporting training provided by the team Melissa Hutchings
  • Support for families and carers post autistic spectrum diagnosis by:
  • Autism Advisor for Families
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  • Listening to parents’ concerns and answering questions
  • Providing guidance and information for families
  • Sign posting to other services and voluntary organisations
  • Managing and delivering training programmes for parents
  • Sending out email updates and information. Please see flyer to learn how to be added to the updates listPrimary and Secondary Parent Support Groups A range of parent workshops We can add downloads here: These will be the flyers and we can add Newsletter if you want to.School Advisors / TAsFamily AdvisorDetails on joining the updates list 
  • Who to contact – This is how it shown
  • Our Top Tips Handout
  • Workshop Flyers – New Diagnosis Group / Primary and Secondary groups etc
  • Please think of anything you would like to add, schools might look at this as well. So a list of course, your network groups
  • Suggestions are:
  • Related Documents: These are downloads
  • New Diagnosis Support Group
  • Parent Groups and Workshops:
  • Contact Name

 

    • Learning Support Team
  • Contact Position

 

    • Learning Support Team Admin
  • Telephone

 

    • 01635 503646
  • E-mail

 

  • Learningsupportteam@westberks.gov.uk

 

Where to go

  • Name

 

    • West Street House
  • Address

 

    • West Street Newbury Berkshire
  • Postcode

 

  • RG14 1BZ

 

  • Time / Date Details

 

  • When is it on

 

    • Available all year round, Monday - Friday during normal working hours
  • Time of day

 

    • Afternoon MorningOther Details 
    • Availability
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  • Age Ranges 

 

    • 0 – 18 years
  • Referral required

 

    • Yes
  • Referral Details

 

    • Diagnostic paperwork can be sent to the service by diagnosers themselves or by the school attended by the pupil.
    • There is no referral form for this service.
    • Parents / Carers can self-refer with diagnostic paperwork.Local Offer
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  • Description

 

  • The Autism Team supports schools, parents/carers, children and young people following a child or young person’s diagnosis of Autism.

The work may include:

  • Observation of pupils within their setting
  • Advice and support for staff
  • Training for staff
    • Support for families and carers post autistic spectrum diagnosis by:
    • Listening to parents’ concerns and answering questions
    • Providing guidance and information for families
    • Sign posting to other services and voluntary organisations.
    • Managing and delivering training and support groups for parents
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  • Contact Name
  • Learning Support Team  
  • Contact Telephone

 

    • 01635503646
  • Contact Email
  • learningsupportteam@westberks.gov.uk
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  • SEN Provision Type

 

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Learning Support Team
Telephone
01635 503646
E-mail
learningsupportteam@westberks.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
West Berkshire Council
Address
SEN&DCT Service
West Street House
Newbury
Berkshire
Postcode
RG14 1BZ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
9.00am - 4.30pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
Yes

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