Following a review and restructure of Specialist Teaching Support Services the 0-25 SEND Inclusive Education Service has been launched from September 2018.

Autism is an area of SEND within the High Incidence Team (HIT), alongside; Early Years, Cognition and Learning and Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

To obtain support from the High Incidence Team follow this link

High Incidence Team Page


What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

Autism is much more common than most people think. There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK - that's more than 1 in 100. People from all nationalities and cultural, religious and social backgrounds can be autistic, although it appears to affect more men than women.


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