There are a number of additional resources you can access for further support around school related issues.


The Autism Outreach Team Youth Forum have designed the following posters for schools:

Click here to view or download these as a pdf

The Youth Forum is made up of secondary age young people who all have an autism diagnosis. The ideas were generated by the young people and they were involved at all stages of the creative process. It has been shared with all Leicestershire Schools.

Infographic with top tips for transitioning between schools

Click here to through the transitions infographic as a PDF

Online resources


Championing your autistic team at secondary school book cover‘Championing Your Autistic Teen at Secondary School: Getting the Best from Mainstream Settings’ by Debby Elly

From choosing the right school for your child (and spotting the tell-tale signs of the wrong one), to preparing both your child and the new school for the transition, to overcoming barriers and building a positive, collaborative and effective relationship between home and school. Tackling key topics from the point of view of both parent and teacher and using examples of great practice, this contains everything you need to know to build a more positive secondary school experience for your child.



Nurturing your autistic young person book cover‘Nurturing Your Autistic Young Person – A Parent’s Handbook to Supporting Newly Diagnosed Teens and Pre-Teens’ by Cathy Wassell

This book contains a wealth of information on autism related topics.  It is for parents and would also be useful for any teacher who needs to know more about their autistic students.  It includes the useful and informative chapter ‘Autism in School’





Autism, Bullying and Me book cover‘Autism, Bullying and Me: The Really Useful Stuff You Need To Know About Coping with Bullying’ by Emily Lovegrove








Square Pegs book cover‘Square Pegs: Inclusivity, Compassion and Fitting in – a Guide for Schools’ by Fran Morgan and Ellie Costello.

This book is for educational professionals – but might give parents some ideas about what to expect and ask from schools.






Learning from autistic teachers book cover‘Learning from Autistic Teachers: How to be a Neurodiversity Inclusive School’ by Wood, Crane, Morrison and Moyse








Create a Self Care Plan

Here’s a great leaflet to advise young people on how to make a self-care planIt offers tips on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, so that you feel happy in school or college and get the most out of school and college experiences. 

Create a self care plan cover image

Click here for the link to the School Self Care Plan

Support Services


IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Click this link to go to their website.

Leicestershire inclusion service

If you’re concerned about a child’s or young person’s access to, or inclusion in, high quality education, employment, or training in Leicestershire click this link for more information.

Leicestershire SEND hub

The Leicestershire SEND Hub is a parent carer led organisation for families of children and young people with additional or special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who live or access services in Leicestershire.  They aim to  be a bridge between parent carers and their service providers.

For more information about this organisation, click the following link:

Home Education

If you decide that elective home education is the right option for you child, it’s vital to understand what that entails before making any decisions. Click this link for more information.

If your child is in a school in Leicestershire and you decide to home educate

Link for more information

If your child is in a school in Leicester and you decide to home educate

Link for more information

For links to all our school related articles, click on the link below:

Supporting your autistic child through school

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