Communication

At The Centre for Autism we place high value on developing and maintaining positive relationships with parents, carers and other family member involved with the child. Communication between home and school is key to ensuring the best outcomes for our children.


HOW DO WE COMMUNICATE?

  • In person  - staff are always available before and after school
  • By phone  - teachers will return calls after teaching time, Assistant Head will respond to urgent calls
  • By email  -  teacher’s email addresses are on termly newsletter -  they check email daily
  • Via the home school diary  these are sent home on Fridays
  • At meetings to review  progress and set new targets or discuss issues
  • The school blog  - teachers will blog about activities and events


SUPPORT
There are times when parents may require support with a particular area of difficulty or are looking for ways to develop their child’s strengths.

WAYS WE CAN HELP

  • Providing strategies and resources that work in school
  • Offering or organizing  training  relating to issues or in strategies /interventions.
  • Sign posting to services
  • Making referrals to relevant professionals or organisations 

Resources

There are a number of websites and organisations which offer information and support to families of children with autism.

Organisations often offer activities (sometimes free) that are suitable for children with autism and their families.  It is useful for parents to sign up to websites in order to receive notification of events however we will try to forward information about activities we think the children may be interested in e.g. autisSupport, training, informationm friendly cinema screenings or relaxed performances at the theatre.
 

ORGANISATION WEBSITE CONTENT
Lambeth National Autistic Society (NAS)  naslambethbranch.webeden.co.uk Information and events
Autism Education Trust (AET)  autismeducationtrust.org.uk Information, training, events
Positively Autism positivelyautism.com Support, training, information
Ambitious about Autism ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk Views from the Autism community
Contact a family cafamily.org.uk Legal advice, support with applications
Parent Partnership lambeth.gov.uk Support with
Family Link familylink.org.uk Activities, day trips, respite
Day Trippers daytripper.org.uk Free family activities, school groups,
Polka Theatre    polkatheatre.com Relaxed performances and workshops
Picture house cinemas   picturehouses.com Autism friendly screenings
Attention Autism ginadavies.co.uk Training, ideas, strategies
Pintrest pintrest.com Ideas for attention activities
London Grid for Learniing (LGFL) Lgfl.net  Information, ideas, activities
TES tes.com Information, ideas, activities
Phonics Play  phonicsplay.co.uk Games and activities
Learning English learnenglishkids Games and activities
British Council britishcouncil.org Interactive stories and activities
National geographic kids.nationalgeographic.com Information, ideas, activities