How to help schools help your autistic child

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Hear from top educational and clinical experts on how to navigate the school support system and ensure your child gets the help they need.

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This is the last of the current OpenHouse on Autism series, designed to help families with autistic children.

Join our host Lucy Sanctuary, Autism Expert at Clinical Partners, and other specialists from both educational and clinical perspectives (to be announced) to explore smart ways to get the system supporting your child.

Key things you'll learn:

  • How to use your child’s diagnosis to unlock the right support
  • What help are you entitled to
  • The criteria and targets that schools and local authorities are looking to meet
  • How and when funding gets allocated
  • Who to go to, and in what order
  • How to make their life easier, and get on their side

The format combines an expert presentation followed by hosted discussion where we will explore and seek to address your questions. All attendees will receive a top tips action plan that you can adapt to your needs, to help put the key insights from the event to use.

Please note these are public events and we are not able to give any personal recommendations.

Your host

Lucy Sanctuary is a specialist Speech & Language Therapist and Cognitive Behaviour Practitioner (CBT) working with families, children and young people who are on the Autism Spectrum. Lucy has considerable experience of carrying out autism assessments for children and young people from the age of two to 20, and works with young people with complex presentations such as learning difficulties, high levels of anxiety, selective mutism and behaviour difficulties.

OpenHouse on Autism series

Don't miss the full series of events running September - November 2020:

  • Managing your child's 'back to school' anxiety [02 Sep]
  • Meal time stress and managing food sensitivities [ 16 Sep]
  • In search of a bedtime routine. Giving your child the foundations for sleep [30 Sep]
  • It’s not a tantrum, it’s a meltdown. Creating positivity around emotions [14 Oct]
  • "She doesn't seem autistic." Tackling low diagnosis for autism in girls [28 Oct]
  • How to help schools help your autistic child [11 Nov]

Produced in partnership

The OpenHouse on Autism series is produced by the leading mental healthcare practice, Clinical Partners, in partnership with The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).

About Clinical Partners

Our mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of every one of our patients and their families. CQC registered and with clinics across the UK and online, we combine exceptional mental healthcare with end-to-end support that puts patients' needs truly at the heart.

For advice on autism assessments or getting help with a wide range of mental health challenges, please contact our triage team. We're here to help.


We are proud to join with Clinical Partners to present these free webinars that will help us work towards our vision of 'Sharing best evidence, improving practice'.

To learn more about ACAMH, and to access a host of free evidence-based resources on a range of mental health topics, visit

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