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  • Monday 29 April 2024 Autistic and OK! Click here to find out more from Ambitious About Autism
  • Monday 4 December 2023 Update on Autism Outreach in the East I am pleased to announce that Woodlands School are joining the Autism Outreach for Schools partnership! Woodlands are an outstanding specialist school in Leatherhead, for students with severe learning difficulties or autism.
  • Monday 13 November 2023 Christmas Resources 2023 Christmas Resources
  • Wednesday 18 October 2023 October 2023 Service Update
  • Wednesday 27 September 2023 Outreach Vacancies
  • Friday 8 September 2023 Welcome Back! - September 2023 I hope you are all managing to keep cool!
  • Tuesday 27 June 2023 End of Year Evaluation Survey goes live! Our end-of-year evaluations are different this year! The Autism Outreach team has completed our recommissioning process with Surrey and will now be called Autism Outreach for Schools, or AOFS for short.
  • Thursday 12 January 2023 The Hope Service
  • Sunday 27 November 2022 Christmas Resources 2022
  • Wednesday 28 September 2022 Service Update and New Logo!
  • Tuesday 13 September 2022 The Outreach Team are recruiting!
  • Friday 2 September 2022 Vanessa's Blog: September Survival Guide! September Survival Guide!
  • Monday 18 July 2022 2022-23 Training
  • Thursday 5 May 2022 Summer Term News Hello All,
  • Monday 14 March 2022 Vanessa's Blog: March - International Women's Day All about the girls!
  • Tuesday 4 January 2022 Spring term and COVID! In line with current government guidance to schools, the outreach team will be working online where possible, but continuing to make visits into schools where an observation is necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact your outreach teacher if you feel a visit would be unsafe due to the numbers of cases in your setting, or if your school risk assessment has any additional precautions not covered in our own.
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021 Vanessa's Blog: It's nearly Christmas
  • Tuesday 23 November 2021 Outreach User survey The Outreach User Survey is now LIVE on Surrey Says! We would really appreciate your views on how Autism outreach is used and how it can be developed to meet your needs in the future. This is your chance to have your say!
  • Wednesday 29 September 2021 Vanessa's Blog: September - Autumn Updates
  • Monday 12 July 2021 Vanessa's Blog: Summer Holiday Tips! We all know how stressful the 6 week break can be.  Below are some ideas which may help everyone to cope a bit better.  Adapt them to suit your child, your family and your circumstances.
  • Friday 23 April 2021 Vanessa's Blog: School Refusal Top Tips for supporting children who are refusing to come to school
  • Monday 1 March 2021 Update on the Outreach Service Hello all,
  • Monday 22 February 2021 Vanessa's Blog: February - Back to school again! Preparing for a return to school - by Becky White 
  • Monday 1 February 2021 Vanessa's Blog: January - ...but when? One of the tricky things we have to manage at the moment is the uncertainty of when schools will be fully open again.  We know our young people cope a lot better with change if they have time to process the idea and prepare themselves, but that can be difficult to achieve when we are all waiting for government announcements to guide us. This is not a new situation. We often find ourselves wanting to prepare young people, when we don’t yet have all of the information. Two examples would be moving house or waiting for a new baby to arrive.
  • Thursday 21 January 2021 Vanessa's Blog: December - Top Strategies of 2020 2020 has been a year that none of us could have predicted and the outreach team have often found ourselves faced with questions we could never have predicted 12 months before. How do we teach a child with autism to socially distance? How do we engage our kids in home learning, when they really want home and school to be kept completely separate? How do we get them back in after 6 months at home? Throughout the pandemic we have tried to keep supporting schools and families in new and different ways, which has been a learning process for all. The website has been a big part of that and it has been really lovely to hear that so many of you find our resource pages useful. For my final blog of 2020, I enlisted the team to have a think about what have been their go-to strategies this year;
  • Monday 30 November 2020 Vanessa's Blog: November - A COVID Christmas Hello all,
  • Friday 30 October 2020 Vanessa's Blog: October - Ideas for groups I am asked quite often about social skills programs that you can follow with intervention groups or what to do with a group targeting girls, or anxiety. The truth is that there a lot of programs out there, but few of them actually do the things we need them to, taking into social context and mental health. The best intervention groups draw from a number of different resources and strategies, adapting to the individual needs of your group. Here are some of my favourite ideas for social and emotional learning in small groups;
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