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Monthly Coffee Mornings

This service is offered by the Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service which will work closely with partners across the authority to provide a planned and graduated support to parents and families of children with a diagnosis of autism (and those on the specialist pathway).  Monthly Coffee…

Occupational Therapy (Children’s) - Coronavirus Update

Children's Occupational Therapy has re-opened to routine referrals. All new referrals will be triaged via telephone or video consultation depending on the clinical need of the child. We can confirm that we are operating and delivering therapy support wherever possible, provided it is safe and…

Behaviours that challenge - Parent Training Workshop

Behaviours that challenge (Managing meltdowns and shutdowns). This is a three part parent webinar and focuses specifically on behaviours that challenge in the home or in the community. It is aimed at parents/ carers of children aged 5 and above (both primary and secondary school…

Five Calming Strategies

Amy from the Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service talks about how to use calming strategies, including Five Finger Breathing, Bubble Breathing, Pretend You're a Giraffe, Pretend You're a Tortoise, and Make Lemonade. For more videos from the Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service…

WAAS Videos- Timers, Now and Next Boards and Timetable

Here are three short videos made by Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service.  They are about using some tools to support your autistic child. They also show you how you can make your own ones. Click on the titles to watch them on YouTube. Timers

WAAS Online Solution Circles

In response to the need for more direct intervention Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service (WAAS) are introducing “Online Solution Circles” which will be led by members of the psychology team and will bring together parents and professionals to find solutions to “stuck situations”. These are being…

WAAS Webinars on managing challenging behaviour

9:30am to 10am on Wednesday 20 May, Wednesday 27 May and Wednesday 3 June 2020
Following the postponement of  Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service's (WAAS)  Parent/Carer training around managing challenging behaviour that had been scheduled for March they have adapted this to create a shorter training course that is suitable to be delivered online. The training consisted of 3 online sessions on Wednesday…

WAAS Autism Parent Support Forum: Sensory Processing Difficulties: A Parent Workshop with Vicky Robinson (OT)

Sunday September 20th at 8pm
An introduction to Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD) with Children's Occupational Therapist, Vicky Robinson Vicky Robinson has more than 16 years experience working as an OT within the NHS, and also runs her own private practice. She aims to help parents of children with additional needs…

Special Needs Assessment Service (SNAS)- Coronavirus

Wandsworth Special Needs Assessment Service (SNAS): COVID-19 update This guidance note should be read in conjunction with the government’s latest guidance on Education, health and care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), published 30 April 2020

Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service (WAAS) - Who we are

Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service (WAAS) Who we are Aims and objectives Offers for schools, settings and professionals