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Autism Spectrum Disorder


The Autism Education Trust (AET) aims to improve the education of children and young people with autism


Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School and Ambitious College we offer specialist education and support


Simple strategies for supporting children with Pathological Demand Avoidance at school


A Teacher’s Guide to Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome (PDA)


PDA Mindmap


Autism resource library for School staff - please contact


AET Newsletter - December 2017


Transition Resources:

Transition Toolkit

Roadmap to Transition

Preparing for Transition

Top transition tips for Mental Health Professionals

Transition as a Young Person

Education and Transition

Transition for Parents

Transition for Schools

Good Practice Guidance

Primary to Secondary Transition



Autism Review Group:

Minutes from June 2018

Minutes from October 2018, inclusion chart, inclusion checklist


Sessions for Parents:

Simple Solutions Workshops - please note that it is not necessary for your child/young person to have a formal diagnosis for you to attend this session

Notes from Simple Solutions Workshop - 18th May 2016

Notes from Simple Solutions Workshop - 23rd March 2016

Notes from Simple Solutions Workshop - 3rd Feb 2016


Parent/Carer Support Groups & Information:

ADD-vance - support and empower adults, children and families with Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions in Hertfordshire

HARC - supporting families & people living with autism.  Harc is the Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society 

PALMS - are a family-led service working to understand and support the significant impact of challenges experienced by families of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or ASD

Autism Education Trust - The purpose of the Autism Education Trust (AET) is to improve the education of children and young people with autism

National Autistic Society - Offers people with autism and Asperger Syndrome, their families and carers information, advice and support

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome) Society - a voice for PDA, running awareness campaigns and sharing information




NAS 0808 800 4104

National Childrens Bureau & Early Support

PDA Society

PDA resource

Special Needs Jungle

TES special needs resources/

Information, Advice and Support Services Network

Challenging Behaviour Foundation 0845 602 7885

Contact A Family 0808 808 3555

Mencap 0808 808 1111

Cerebra 0800 328 1159

IPSEA 0800 018 4016

SOS!SEN 0208 5383731

Transition Information Network



Kids HUBs 01992 504 013 (Hertford) or 01923 676 549 (Watford)




Hope for Autism

Angels (North)

Spectrum Girls


Money Advice Unit re DLA/Carers 0300 123 4040

SENDIASS 01992 555847

Vista (St.Albans) 01727 855134ext2

Facebook groups: childrens-access- to-FUN-




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