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Autism Pre-Assessment Information Pack for School-Aged Children

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This information pack is ­designed to support families and carers of children and young people, waiting for an assessment of their social communication needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Enclosed you will find information which we hope will be useful. This includes information about the assessment pathway to help you understand the process and what to expect. The pack also contains information about the local resources that are available and which may be able to help you while you are waiting for assessment.

We have also enclosed a selection of information resource sheets about common themes, questions and behaviours that may be seen in children and young people who are waiting for an assessment. We understand that some families will go on to receive a diagnosis of Autism and others will not. We have therefore focussed these resources on the common themes of social communication difficulties rather than specifically upon Autism. The pack also holds information from the National Autistic Society.

We will aim to update the pack in line with local changes as they take place. If you are aware of any resources that would be beneficial to include or you would like to provide some feedback about this information pack then please contact the Local Offer team via

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Meltdowns: information sheetDownload 
Information for Schools in CalderdaleDownload 
Hello and welcome to the information packDownload 
Family Voice Calderdale LeafletDownload 
Early Intervention Single Assessment: a guide for parents and guardianDownload 
Different behaviour between school and home: information sheetDownload 
Calderdale National Autistic Society: leafletDownload 
Meeting sensory needs at a universal level: factsheet Download 
Behaviour: information sheetDownload 
Sensory Processing Difficulties: information sheetDownload 
Unique Ways: supporting families with disabled children (service leaflet)Download 
ASD Pathway PP DRAFT NOT FOR LO.pptxDownload 

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