The National Autistic Society website has lots of useful information in relation to autism, Asperger syndrome and related diagnoses.
This page aims to bring together information in one place about the provision and services available in Norfolk for children and young people with an autistic spectrum disorder.
Autism friendly screenings are mainstream films shown in a sensory friendly environment for example:
It is also worth looking out for relaxed performances which some theatres offer. These are less formal performances for people with an autistic spectrum disorder, learning difficulty, sensory or communication difficulties who may find it difficult to come to see a show.
The lighting and special effects will be slightly altered but the content of the show will remain the same. Many theatres offer a social story at the beginning, so that the audience knows what to expect throughout the show.
Remember to keep an eye on our Support events page for lots of other training sessions that you might find helpful.
Educational Psychology Specialist Support (EPSS) Service
Specialist Resource Bases (SRBs)
There are short term Specialist Resource Bases (SRBs) (Learning and Cognition, including the Dyslexia Outreach Service, Speech Language and Communication and Behaviour) and long term, specialist SRBs (Autistic Spectrum, Deaf and The Compass Centres)
Autism Bases - Key stage 1 and 2
Autism Bases - Key stage 3 and 4
State funded special schools
A state funded special school is specifically organised to make special educational provision for children and young people with special educational needs who require provision over and above what is available in a mainstream school.
There are eleven state funded special schools in Norfolk and provide specialist provision for a range of very complex learning needs and disabilities. The following have specialist provision for children and young people who have learning difficulties or complex needs alongside ASD.
Colleges and sixth form colleges should publish information about the SEN support they offer to young people with SEND on their websites.
A few Norfolk colleges also offer specialist provision for young people who have ASD.
City College Norwich
College of West Anglia
East Norfolk Sixth Form College
Easton & Otley College
East Coast College