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The Communication and Autism Team (CAT) are a specialist educational support service, supporting children and young people in Birmingham with autism.  Through advice and support these children and young people can access learning, successful inclusion and the opportunity to maximise their educational, social and employment potential.  CAT support young people from the ages of 2-25, providing them with support in numerous areas of life.

CAT are licenced to deliver all 3 programmes of Autism Education Trust training, funded by the Department for Education. Click on the link to find out more about CAT Training AET

We also support families of children and young people on the autism spectrum through parent support groups, drop-in sessions and youth groups.

Find out more here

 

The Communication and Autism Team (CAT) Children Out of School (CHOOS) Service

Please view the animation below to learn more about how CAT CHOOS successfully delivers interim teaching and learning for children  and young people who are out of school:

 

 

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Contact

The Communication + Autism Team

The Thornbury Centre

Thornbury Road

Birchfield B20 3DE

Tel: 0121 303 1792

Email: a2egeneral@birmingham.gov.uk

 
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Supporting EAL Learners Conference 2019

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 9.00- 4.30pm
The Pavilion, Birmingham
 
£95 for for the first delegate
Only £50 for any additional delegates from the same setting.

On-line booking here!

Click here to download the flyer

For more information, please contact terri.cawser@birmingham.gov.uk

Quotations

On behalf of myself and my fellow students who attended the training last Friday, I would like to say thanks for inviting us to the session. It was valuable in debunking some of the misunderstandings regarding autism and suggesting new courses of action in order to improve communication. We found it enlightening and thorough but not too daunting due to the open-minded and informal atmosphere.
 
6th form student
 
I was very impressed with the involvement of the boys at the brainstorming session last week at the youth club. Everyone involved seemed keen to make the venture a success and the youth club staff seem really nice.”
 
Parent of Young person on spectrum 
 
This(training) has been really helpful and will certainly make me stop and think about how I interact and understand an autistic child

Attendee at training
 
 
 
 

Quotations

On behalf of myself and my fellow students who attended the training last Friday, I would like to say thanks for inviting us to the session. It was valuable in debunking some of the misunderstandings regarding autism and suggesting new courses of action in order to improve communication. We found it enlightening and thorough but not too daunting due to the open-minded and informal atmosphere.
 
6th form student
 
I was very impressed with the involvement of the boys at the brainstorming session last week at the youth club. Everyone involved seemed keen to make the venture a success and the youth club staff seem really nice.”
 
Parent of Young person on spectrum 
 
This(training) has been really helpful and will certainly make me stop and think about how I interact and understand an autistic child

Attendee at training
 
 
 
 

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