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  • Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 OJG
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of conditions that affect the development of children. Children with ASD often struggle with communicating and might lack conventional social skills. Signs of autism in children can vary widely but typically affect a child’s behaviours, communication, and social skills.


Family support (autism.org.uk)

Help for parents and families of autistic children - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Early Intervention; Evidence-based Treatment - Autism Research Institute

Support for Family Members | Autism Speaks

Autism: Local groups for people with autism - Essex County Council

SNAP - Special Needs And Parents. Registered charity (No.1077787) (snapcharity.org)


Educational Psychology Service Parent Helpline

Do you have concerns about your child’s education or development that you would like to talk through with an Educational Psychologist (EP)?

Call our Parent Helpline

01245 433293

Mondays 1pm – 5pm

(during term time)


What is the Parent helpline?

The helpline is for carers and parents of children and young people up to the age of 19 with concerns about their children’s education or development.


What will happen during a call?

You will talk to a qualified Educational Psychologist who will listen to your concerns and work with you to find a positive way forward.


What will happen after a call?

It will be a discrete piece of work with no follow up from the EP. The helpline is confidential and personal details will not be recorded and nor will information be passed onto other sources.