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Additional help may be available for your child. Ask to speak to the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) at your child’s school.

If the school thinks they need additional support this will be met through SEND support. They must tell you if they are making special educational provision for your child.

A small number of children or young people will need an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) if they need more support than is normally available in mainstream education.

More information on education can be found in our Education Information booklet.

Early Bird/Early Bird Plus programmes

These are training programmes for parents/carers run by a multi-disciplinary team. They help parents to understand their child’s autism, find ways to help develop communication and interaction and understand their child’s behaviours and are by invitation only.