The post assessment pathway documents for Autism and ADHD can be found on this page. These documents have been developed in collaboration with education, health and care colleagues as well as parent carers, children and young people. They have been developed to support education settings, practitioners, and parent carers so that everyone better understands the post-assessment pathway.
Services that support neurodiverse children and young people include:
- Children and Young People’s Neurodevelopmental Partnership
- Children’s Community Nurses
- Somerset Autism Spectrum Service (adults)
- Somerset Adult ADHD Service
- Early Years SENCO and MAISEY
- Educational Psychology Service (EPS)
- Access to Inclusion Team (autism and communication specialist advisory teachers)
- Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT)
- Children with Disabilities Service (CwD)
- Family Intervention Service (FIS)
- Autism Friendly Libraries and The Autism Collection
- Somerset Parent Carer Forum (SPCF)
- Young Somerset
- Rainbow Connect
- Dynamic Support Register and Care Education and Treatment Reviews
If you have any questions about the pathway or the documents on this page, please email: AutismADHDPreassessmentPathway@somerset.gov.uk
What schools can offer after a diagnosis
Celebrating strengths and differences
Autism Education Trust have created a video celebrating autistic strengths and differences.
Recognising and understanding these differences leads to better support being available for autistic children and young people. Key to this understanding is recognising that the autistic spectrum is not a single line from low to high; it is a complex combination of many overlapping characteristics. While there may be some shared characteristics, every autistic person is unique, with their own strengths, differences and needs. Being different is something to be celebrated.