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The new Wiltshire Autism Assessment Service (WAAS)

Identifying possible autism, when and how to refer - Primary Schools

Outline

The process for the diagnosis of Autism in Wiltshire has changed this year. The course will describe the new process and the vital role of Primary school SENCOs within it.

Description

This collaborative event led by the SSENS and WAAS teams outlines the new Wiltshire Autism Assessment Service processes, how to make an effective referral for investigation of possible autistic spectrum disorder, as well as how to identify less obvious signs of autism in children and young people within a school environment and work effectively with pupils and their families.

Outcomes

SENCOs will:
be informed about the Wiltshire Autism Assessment Service, and be able to complete effective referrals
have an increased understanding of some of the issues around diagnosis
be better equipped to identify possible autism in children and young people, and support them and their families

Booking Information

This course is a collaboration between WAAS and SSENS and is essential information for SENCOs in order to identify, refer and support pupils with possible autism more effectively within Wiltshire

Refreshments provided

Parking available

Audience

SENCOs in Primary schools

20 Jan 2020 13:00 - 15:30

Closing date: 16/01/2020
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Special Educational Needs and Disability 0-25 Service (SEND Service)
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Date and Time

20 Jan 2020 13:00 - 15:30

Venue

Wiltshire Scout Centre (WSCT / Wiltshire Scout Centre Room tbc), Saddleback Lane, Potterne Wick, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5QT

Trainer

Helen Ortner
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