Autism and Social Communication

Cognus’ Autism Service is an education support service focusing on supporting pupils with social communication difficulties or a diagnosis of autism to access education.  We work with education settings including early years, primary and secondary schools and Post-16 settings.

Cognus’ Autism Service is a traded service, meaning that settings, individuals or local authorities can buy in support. This can include:

  • Advice for specific students/settings
  • One-to-one work with pupils,
  • Whole school/setting training
  • Planning/policy support
  • Workshops for parents
  • Support/audits to become a more autism-friendly school

Traded work is open to settings outside of Sutton and other organisations, as well as to parents.


Autism Advice Sessions

All Sutton schools can sign up for a 121 advice session to talk about a young person and get some new ideas or strategies. Sessions are on a monthly basis and you will be allocated a 30 minute slot at the next available time. To request a slot, please email


For more information about the Autism Service, please email

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