At The Centre for Autism we place high value on developing and maintaining positive relationships with parents, carers and other family member involved with the child. Communication between home and school is key to ensuring the best outcomes for our children.


  • In person  - staff are always available before and after school
  • By phone  - teachers will return calls after teaching time, Assistant Head will respond to urgent calls
  • By email  -  teacher’s email addresses are on termly newsletter -  they check email daily
  • Via the home school diary  these are sent home on Fridays
  • At meetings to review  progress and set new targets or discuss issues
  • The school blog  - teachers will blog about activities and events

There are times when parents may require support with a particular area of difficulty or are looking for ways to develop their child’s strengths.


  • Providing strategies and resources that work in school
  • Offering or organizing  training  relating to issues or in strategies /interventions.
  • Sign posting to services
  • Making referrals to relevant professionals or organisations 


There are a number of websites and organisations which offer information and support to families of children with autism.

Organisations often offer activities (sometimes free) that are suitable for children with autism and their families.  It is useful for parents to sign up to websites in order to receive notification of events however we will try to forward information about activities we think the children may be interested in e.g. autisSupport, training, informationm friendly cinema screenings or relaxed performances at the theatre.

Lambeth National Autistic Society (NAS) Information and events
Autism Education Trust (AET) Information, training, events
Positively Autism Support, training, information
Ambitious about Autism Views from the Autism community
Contact a family Legal advice, support with applications
Parent Partnership Support with
Family Link Activities, day trips, respite
Day Trippers Free family activities, school groups,
Polka Theatre Relaxed performances and workshops
Picture house cinemas Autism friendly screenings
Attention Autism Training, ideas, strategies
Pintrest Ideas for attention activities
London Grid for Learniing (LGFL)  Information, ideas, activities
TES Information, ideas, activities
Phonics Play Games and activities
Learning English learnenglishkids Games and activities
British Council Interactive stories and activities
National geographic Information, ideas, activities