Access to Education

The Communication and Autism Team are an educational service, part of Access to Education, working in schools and settings to support children and young people on the  Autistic Spectrum (AS) and its associated difficulties, including the reduction of stress and anxiety amongst children and families with an AS.

Through the application of Autism Education Trust’s National Autism Standards we develop schools capacity to support these children & young people.

The Communication & Autism team is the regional West Midlands Training Hub for the DFE sponsored Autism Education Trust’s Training Programme.

Please visit the Training page for more information.

CAT also support families of Children and Young people on the Autism Spectrum though parent support groups, drop in sessions, Cygnet Training and Youth Groups.

 

 

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. 

 

 

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
 
 
 
 

Contact

Communication/Autism Team 

Jaffray Building
Fentham Road
Birmingham
B23 6AB
 
Tel: 0121 303 1792
 

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