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Advisory Teachers Autism Spectrum

The Autism spectrum service is for children and young people with a diagnosis of autism, living in Harrow, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan).

We support mainstream schools and colleges in Harrow in meeting the needs of pupils. We also offer guidance to mainstream settings, for children and young people attending schools outside of Harrow, who have an EHC Plan.

What does the Autism spectrum service provide?

Our work is based on the belief that children on the autistic spectrum are entitled to a high quality educational provision which meets their individual needs.

Our focus is on training and working with school staff and other professionals to offer a range of strategies to help children and young people to fulfil their potential and ensure access to the curriculum. The curriculum may require adaptation and alternative teaching strategies are carefully identified and guidance provided. The effectiveness of this input is continuously assessed and regularly reviewed.

We offer a range of services to schools, and work in partnership with other organisations to meet the individual needs of pupils. Our services include:

  • Information gathering and sharing between relevant parties
  • Liaison with parents and others
  • Training for teachers and teaching assistants in specialist aspects of the role
  • Planning/coaching with teaching and support staff
  • Support to access the curriculum
  • Attending meetings and specific annual reviews
  • Support for transfer and transitions
  • We also carry out work for the Local Authority such as involvement in tribunals or SEN panels.

EarlyBird+ Programme

We deliver the National Autistic Society (NAS) EarlyBird+ parent programme three times a year.  This provides training to parents of school aged children (4 yrs to 9 yrs) with a diagnosis of autism following the National Autistic Society guidelines.  Further details about the EarlyBird+ course is here.

You can contact the advisory teachers directly if you wish to go on the waiting list for the EarlyBird+ programme via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the contact details below.

How do I access the Autism spectrum service?

Our services can be accessed through the mainstream school Link Advisory Teacher via the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENDCO).  Specific individual support can be accessed by the SENDCO completing a request for involvement form.

For further information on our privacy notice please view the Privacy Notice for Advisory teachers Autism Spectrum.

Contact us

Advisory Teachers - Autism Spectrum
Harrow Council
PO Box 1358
Tel: 0208 051 8380

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