Step by Step School Step by Step is a small independent day school for pupils with autism. We provide specialised teaching for pupils aged 4 to 19 who have a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum. We’re based in East Grinstead and serve a wide area of Local Education Authorities in the South East. These include: East and West Sussex, Sutton, Bromley, Bexley, Lewisham, Kent, Surrey and Brighton & Hove. We help pupils develop the skills, understanding and confidence to reach their full potential and, as far as possible, lead full and independent lives. The defining aspect of our school is 1:1 teaching for each pupil throughout the school day based on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
Rainbow School / Beyond Autism We run Rainbow School, an Independent Special School, offering transformative specialist education and support for children and young people with autism aged 4-19. We also deliver tailored outreach and training services to parents, carers, professionals and schools. We are experts in educating children and young people with autism, applying the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behaviour (VB) to teach students and arm them with the life skills they need to live as independent a life as possible.
The Quest School Quest School is an independent specialist school, registered to take pupils from age 5-19 years, across the autistic spectrum. Our last Ofsted inspection in June 2012 rated us ‘Outstanding’ across all areas. Quest was founded in 2003 by a group of parents and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) professionals, seeking to create a specialist learning environment, designed around the specific needs of pupils with autism. The ABA approach is foundational to every aspect of learning within the school and uses a structured teaching approach built on the principles of behaviour science. Quest is the only ABA school in Kent – there are only a handful of other ABA schools across the UK.
The Tizard Centre The University is one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world-class research, rated internationally excellent and leading the way in many fields of study. We are a forward-thinking research institution, committed to the transformative power of education and research and to the development and support of our students and staff.
Dimensions We are Dimensions. We provide person-centred support packages for people with learning disabilities and autism. From a few hours each week, to intensive support for people with challenging behaviour, complex needs and profound and multiple learning disabilities, we involve the people we support and their families in all levels of their support plan. Everything we do is personalised to the individual and our staff are ambitious for each and every person we support. We believe passionately that people do best outside of institutions, and when living near family and friends.
Seirrah Occupational Therapy About Seirrah Occupational Therapy: Based in our clinic in Cardiff, South Wales, Seirrah OT is a private provider of Occupational Therapy services for individuals aged 0 to 25 years of age with developmental challenges in their movement, play, learning, and behaviour. As part of our wider services we also work across the UK in homes, schools, and community settings to provide assessment, advice, treatment, and training. Each individual we work with receives a tailored programme according to his or her needs with our treatment programmes being fun and engaging. Our team enable each individual person overcome difficulties they are experiencing by increasing their motivation and adopting a “there’s no limits” approach.
Treetops School Treetops is a day special school for children and young people who experience moderate learning difficulties between the ages of 3 and 19, with provision for young adults up to 25. The school also operates specialist VB (verbal behaviour) classes where children on the more severe end of the autistic spectrum are taught intensively by individual tutors. Treetops is the first state school to adopt these highly successful principles. The school operates on a purpose built site to which it moved in March 2008. Places are in high demand with numbers currently at 275. Pupils can be admitted at any time during the year but most often take up places in September.
Brunel University In 2016, Brunel celebrates 50 years as a university. However, our history can be traced back much further to 1798 through our predecessor colleges of Borough Road College, Maria Grey College, Shoreditch College and the West London Institute of Higher Education and as well as through Acton Technical College then Brunel College. Our rise since 1966 has been impressive and our reputation grows year on year. Now a university of 12,746 students – 3,309 students engaged in postgraduate and research study – our special approach is to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Snow Flake School Snowflake School Vision. Improve the quality of life for our children and their families. To be a centre of ABA/VB excellence. To provide high quality, individual and group teaching and learning experiences for all our pupils using evidence based practices. To ensure all our pupils reach their full potential. To provide a safe, secure, motivating and fun teaching and learning environment for all our pupils. To share our practice with others (families, other schools etc.)
Bangor University The School of Psychology at Bangor University was founded in 1963 and is one of the UK’s leading Psychology departments. We regularly rank among the top 10 departments in the National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction and with over 1,000 students we’re also one of the largest departments in the UK. Not only are we highly ranked for our teaching but we also have a global reputation for the quality of our research. In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework we ranked in the top 20 in the UK with 89% of our research considered either ‘Internationally Excellent’ or ‘World leading’.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB adheres to international standards for boards that grant professional credentials. The BACB’s certification procedures and content undergo regular psychometric review and validation pursuant to a job analysis survey of the profession and standards established by content experts in the discipline. We protect consumers of behavior analysis services worldwide by systematically establishing, promoting, and disseminating professional standards.
Hand in Hand ABA Hand in Hand ABA is a group of Behaviour Analysts dedicated to providing high quality educational services for children with autism. Our approach is underpinned by the scientifically validated principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
Caudwell Children Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and our Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life-threatening conditions.
National Autistic Society We are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people. Please get involved or make a donation today.
IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice) Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691). 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 (SEN) and disabilities.
Jigsaw School Jigsaw CABAS® School is an independent day school for children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Jigsaw School is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted. The School is a positive environment with expert and dedicated staff delivering individualised curriculum focused on promoting effective learning, the ability to learn in new ways and to learn independently. Jigsaw ensures the best outcomes possible enabling all our pupils reach their full potential both at school and at home.
The Island Project Without functional communication adults with autism are isolated from their community, family and even those that care for them. Imagine being unable to ask for your most basic needs to be met. The frustration felt by those who lose their ability to communicate is easy to imagine – now try to imagine never having that ability. For those with autism who are described as “non-verbal” it is vital that their education is based around the ability to communicate and that teachers can teach in a communication style that makes sense to the student. Our experience is that our children have thrived following the introduction of effective communication systems based on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and The Pyramid Approach to education.
Scottish Autism Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism. Established in 1968 by a group of parents, we are now the largest provider of autism-specific services in Scotland and a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice. We exist to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in.
Peach Child Autism UK helps children with autism achieve their potential. We provide services to enable children to overcome difficulties with communication, learning and life skills and give families the techniques and strategies to cope with autism through the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Child Autism UK also provides training and a network for ABA professionals working with young children.