Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision at Forres
At Forres Primary we are proud to deliver an inclusive curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We are currently gaining accreditation through the National Autistic Society and working closely with the Autism Educational Trust.
Forres is an inclusive setting, with a number of students with, or awaiting, a diagnosis of ASD. We cater to each individual’s needs through a variety of interventions. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) identify specific targets for individuals to work towards regarding their specific needs, pupils work with 1:1 support from high quality staff, and have access to the Lilac Room; a support centre designed to meet the needs of pupils with ASD.
Forres has an open-door approach and is open to meet with parents/carers to discuss any matters or answer and queries. If you would like to speak to us about Autism, please contact Mr. Chris Russell via firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual work stations, Lilac Room
We at Forres believe that all children have the right to access the curriculum and be part of our inclusive setting.
Emotion chart, to express emotions visually
We provide personalized visual timetables for pupils, to have an ordered and predictable structure to the day
We offer a life skills group and a social skills group, to improve social understanding and equip pupils with strategies to use in everyday life
Staff are highly aware of how autism affects children and are trained to meet the needs of each individual
We provide Individual Education Plans to each pupil with autism which recognizes the details of their needs and sets out targets to address them
We provide 1:1 support to ensure pupils are confident and comfortable in their learning environment while receiving the support they require
We provide access to the Lilac Room for pupils with ASD
We are working closely with the Autism Educational Trust to continually develop our practice
We adopt a multidisciplinary approach including principles from SCERTS, SPELL, TEACCH and Makaton/sign-along to support speech
Forres SEN staff will meet with parents to discuss individual needs before a child transitions into the school
Visual timetable for a pupil with ASD