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Supporting Children and Families with Autism: a video series for families

As a local area partnership, we have created this series of videos to provide information, strategies and support for families with autism as well as those with a child on the autism assessment pathway. 

The videos are produced with Royal Borough of Greenwich, the Greenwich Parent Carer Participation Forum, SEL ICB Greenwich, Oxleas NHS Trust and CAMHS. 

The Local Offer

All local authorities must publish a 'local offer' which sets out what provision they expect to be available for children and young people with SEN or disabilities, including those who don't have Education, Health and Care plans.

This video introduces the purpose of the Local Offer, what you can expect to find in terms of information available and highlights some of the features available on the website. 

Families have told us that they need more support whilst they wait for diagnosis and immediately after. The purpose of the video series is to provide families accessible information to help parents/carers understand autism and develop tools and strategies to support their children at home. We are ambitious for our families and want to ensure they have access to the right information, at the right time.

Select a video from one of the drop down boxes below

Find out more about autism and how it is diagnosed

This video explains the diagnostic process for autism in Greenwich helping parents and professionals understand what to expect. This video also includes a brief introduction into neurodiversity and autism. 

Find out more about ASD myth busting

This video explores a number of myths about autism and provides information on the facts of autism.

This video also provides a number of general tips for supporting an autistic child or young person, including specific tips for parents.

Find out more about Neurodiversity and Identity first language

This video briefly explores the different perspectives on the language used to describe neurodiversity, such as ‘autistic people’ or ‘people with autism’. The purpose is to ensure we are all aware and respectful of how a person or family identifies.

The Purpose of this series is provide trusted information to help families understand more about autism. It is not about ‘changing’ a person who has autism but to support them and others to manage challenges that might be encountered in a world where most other people are neurotypical.