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 Support Map Overview

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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