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 Guidance.
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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 includes:
NAS Early Bird - Family support training for families of a child with a diagnosis aged 0-4 years. This course is run several times throughout the year as and when required.
NAS Early Bird Plus - Family support training for families of a child with a diagnosis aged 4-8 years. This course is run termly. Please contact the team for details of the next course.
Barnardo’s Cygnet Training - Family support training in Autism for the families of young people aged 5- 18 diagnosed with Autism.
NAS Family Seminars - Four half-day training sessions for parents of a young person with a diagnosis of any age. These sessions are titled Understanding Autism, Managing Anger, Sensory Processing, Supporting Siblings. These courses are run when required to meet demand.
NAS Teen Life Programme - to support families with information and strategies during the teenage years.
To attend any training run by CASS you must book onto the course prior to attending.
Schools and other services are welcome to contact Michelle Meredith at the school to discuss any training needs.
For further details please contact:
Assistant Headteacher in Charge
Caerphilly Autistic Spectrum Service
(Based at) Trinity Fields School
Telephone: 01443 866000