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General information 

 

National Autistic Society: www.autism.org.uk

 

National Government

 

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers

 

SEND Code of Practice  - explains the duties of local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges to provide for those with special educational needs.

 

Local Authority

 

Bath & NE Somerset Council 

 

Homepage for Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND): www.bathnes.gov.uk/localoffer

 

Searchable resource for services and support: www.rainbowresource.org.uk 

 

SEND Partnership (formerly Parent Partnership):  Source of free confidential and impartial information, advice and support about matters relating to special educational need or disability, including health and social care.

 

Family Information Service: There to answer enquiries about a range of family related issues, childcare, parenting support, benefits, schools and more.

 

Local Support

 

National Autistic Society Local Branches.

 

National Autistic Society Local Services

 

Butterflies-Haven. Support group based in Keynsham

Bristol Autism Support

 

Bath & NE Somerset Carers' Centre - helping those who care for others with expert advice, breaks from caring, emotional support and understanding.

 

Bath and NE Somerset Autism Advice Service (for adults)

 

 

Support and Training for Parents

 

Fosse Way School Support Services for Parents 

 

Fosse Way School Training Courses for Parents

 

 

Local Activities

 

Nick Dewfall (walking football) www.twitter.com/nickdfitness

 

NAS Out of School Youth Club at Riverside, Bath (email): Bath.Oosc@nas.org.uk

 

Wheels for All Cycling: www.bathnes.gov.uk/wheelsforall

 

Time2Share socal events: www.time2share.org.uk

 

Bath Rugby Foundation Inclusive After School Sports Club

 

Bath Area Play Projecthttp://www.bapp.org.uk/

 

Little Theatre Cinema - occasional autism-friendly screenings.

 

Dimensions - autism friendly screenings in Odeon, Vue and Cineworld cinemas.

 

 

Statutory Advice and Guidance

 

Assistance with the process of applying for an Education, Heal;th and Care (EHC) Plan (formely known as a Statement of Special Needs) to unlock additional support in school.

 

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA): www.ipsea.org.uk

 

National Autistic Society pages on EHC Plans

 

SEND Partnership Factsheets

 

 

Local Specialist Schools

 

State Schools

 

Three Ways School, Bath

 

Margaret Coates Centre, Bath

 

Fosse Way School, Radstock (with satellite provision for pupils with Aspergers at nearby mainstream Norton Hill School)

 

Mendip School (Radstock for 2015/6 until new buildings completed. Then in Shepton Mallet for 2016/7)

 

 

Priory Group Schools

 

North Hill House, Frome 

 

Newbury Manor, Frome

What is autism?

 

 

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