Caerphilly Autistic Spectrum Service (CASS)

The Caerphilly Autistic Spectrum Service (CASS) is a unique project that combines the more ‘traditional’ outreach teacher / learning support assistant with home and communication support for children, young people and their families.

This holistic model has focused on developing a joined up, multiagency approach to support young people, families and school where there is a confirmed diagnosis of Autistic spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Service recognises that children and young people diagnosed with an ASD require all who are involved in supporting them to understand their needs and provide consistency and stability in all aspects of their lives. Please find attached a copy of the CASS Referral Guidance 2024 2025

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The service offers a range of training for families, schools and other services. Please see the attached leaflet for further details.

Training Available to Families

NAS Early Bird
10 week in person training and support programme for parents/carers with a child who has received a diagnosis
of ASD ages 0-5 years.

NAS Early Bird Plus
10 week in person training and support programme for parents/carers with a child who has
received a diagnosis of ASD ages 4-9 years.

If the child is in school, a member of school staff can also attend the training with parents.

NAS Teen Life Programme
NAS 6 session programme for parents/carers of young people age 10-17 years. The aim of the Teen Life programme is to bring parents together to share information, experiences, and ideas in a structed way

National Autistic Society Webpage

Barnardo’s Cygnet 4th Edition 
Family training in Autism for those with young people aged 5- 18 with a diagnosis. This is a 6 week programme to increase parents knowledge and understanding. It also gives practical strategies they can use with their child.

There is also a virtual Cygnet at home self learn version, with CASS support available. 

More information on this training can be found on the Barnardo's website. 

Barnardo's Cygnet

Our training programmes are run several times a year. Please contact the team for details/dates of the next programme.

To attend any training run by CASS you must book onto the course prior to attending. You can show your interest in any of the above training programmes by completing the following form:

Expression of Interest for Parent/Carer Training Programmes

Schools and other services are welcome to contact Michelle Meredith to discuss any training needs.

Useful Websites

National Neurodivergence Team

Caerphilly CBC Autism Information

For further details or information please contact:

Michelle Meredith
Assistant Headteacher in Charge of CASS 
Caerphilly Autistic Spectrum Service (Based at) Trinity Fields School
Caerphilly Road
Ystad Mynach
CF83 7XW
Telephone: 01443 866000

Trinity Fields School & Resource Centre

Specialist School for Pupils with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) in Ystrad Mynach

Trinity Fields School & Resource Centre, Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, CF82 7XW

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