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Welcome to St Albans, Harpenden and Villages DSPL7 Website

Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

The National Autistic Society was founded in 1962. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

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

 

Resources:

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 elaine.bridle@fleetvillejm.herts.sch.uk

 

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 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

 

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

NAS Hertfordshire Branchsupporting 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

 

 

Nationally:

NAS www.autism.org.uk/ 0808 800 4104

PDA Society www.pdasociety.org.uk

PDA resource www.pdaresource.com

Special Needs Jungle http://www.specialneedsjungle.com/

Challenging Behaviour Foundation www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk 0845 602 7885

Contact https://www.contact.org.uk/ 0808 808 3555

Mencap www.mencap.org.uk 0808 808 1111

Cerebra www.cerebra.org.uk 0800 328 1159

IPSEA www.ipsea.org.uk 01799 582030

SOS!SEN http://www.sossen.org.uk/ 0208 538 3731

Transition Information Network https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/transition-information-network

 

Hertfordshire:

Kids HUBs http://www.kids.org.uk/hub 01992 504 013 (Hertford) or 01923 676 549 (Watford)

HPCi http://www.hertsparentcarers.org.uk/ 07840 360245

ADD-vance http://www.add-vance.org/

Hope for Autism http://www.hopeforautism.org/Aim.htm

Angels (North) http://www.angelssupportgroup.org.uk/

Spectrum Girls spectrumgirls@sky.com

Aspergers4Herts http://www.aspergers4herts.org/

SENDIASS 01992 555847

Vista (St.Albans) vistastalbans@gmail.com 01727 519224 ext 216 http://www.vistastalbans.org.uk/

Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/pages/DCAF-Disabled- childrens-access- to-FUN-

Hertfordshire/154174694642978

SPACE https://www.facebook.com/groups/523248431177965/