Who attends the Autism Base?
- Children/young people who have a diagnosis of Autism
- Children/young people who are likely to have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan, but this is not necessary for placement
- Children/young people who have tried a range of support strategies but more specialist support is required
- Children/young people will be included in mainstream school lessons and events
How are children admitted to the Autism Base?
- The school/setting where the child/young person attends will make a referral to the Autism Bases Admission Panel
- There will be professional reports in support of the application
- The Admissions Panel meets every half term
- Parents and Carers will visit the Autism Base
- Autism Base staff will meet the child/young person and may observe them at their school/setting.
- Parents and Carers must be involved in discussions and agree to the placement
- Placements to the Autism Base are permanent and the pupils are on roll at the Autism Base School/Academy
Who are the staff in the Autism Base?
- There are two qualified teachers, two higher level teaching assistants and five teaching assistants
- Staff in the base are trained and experienced in working with children and young people with Autism
What is provided at the Autism Base?
- An individualised support package
- All children will have a full-time timetable in line with the main school day
- A space which is just for members of the base
- Resources and equipment
- Close liaison between home and school
- Support throughout the school day as needed
- Access to specialist support professionals including an Educational Psychologist
- Supervision during breaks and lunchtimes
- Parents and Carers are closely involved in planning and reviewing their children’s learning
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