Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Support Officer
Torfaen has an ASD Support Officer whose aim is:
- to support children and families through exploring their current situation in a solution focussed way, through listening, providing relevant information, and signposting to other professionals who may be able to offer help.
- to liaise with parents, health and education staff to help maximise learning and social interaction within schools and local communities.
- to support children and families with a diagnosed ASD in two distinct ways.
- Post diagnostic support
Post diagnostic support
Diagnosing health professionals can refer families, with their consent, to the ASD Support Officer. Early intervention, post diagnosis, can serve to support children and families in a positive way, ensuring that they are partners in the education of their child. The ASD Support Officer can serve as a bridge between the family and school, ensuring that the child with ASD is accommodated in the most appropriate way.
Starting at primary or secondary school can be a challenging time especially if a child has been diagnosed ASD.
The ASD Support Officer can help by ensuring that essential and sometimes overlooked information about a child is transferred between home, primary and secondary schools.
The ASD Support Officer can offer a tailored package of support based on individual needs, ability and interest.
Cheryl Deneen is the ASD Officer and can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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