Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT)Care and support, Communication and interaction, Information, advice and guidance, Support group
The Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT) is part of Children and Young People’s specialist service (previously known as SPOT) and works with parents and carers and their child or young person with a diagnosis of autism. The team provides help with understanding a child’s situation; supporting and empowering them to provide strategies where needed and increasing their social opportunities.
CAOT provides home visits to help parents and carers with advice and strategies in the home. They also help parents and carers with new skills to support their child or young person and help with access to other suitable resources.
Access to this service is through an Early Health Assessment (EHA). The Children’s Autism Outreach Team will only accept an EHA if the young person is 0 to 14 years (CAOT supports children and young people up to their fifteenth birthday) and they have a current diagnosis of autism. You can find information on the EHA process here.
CAOT also provides activities for children and young people that would otherwise be inaccessible for many families without support and advice. These include clubs for families and activities during every school holiday. Families with children on the autism assessment pathway are welcome to attend these to meet and gain support from others in a similar situation.
Type of provision
Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families
|SEN information report
Accessibility and adjustments
|Information about wheelchair access
|Additional SEN information
|Cross County Service