Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Mandy Higgs Autism Advice and Support

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Type of service:
Advice And Information
Address:
c/o Autism Bedfordshire, Salamander House 2–10 St. John’s Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK42 0DH
Service description:
Mandy Higgs offers autism advice and training to schools, parents and professionals. She is a qualified autism advisory teacher for Northamptonshire County Council’s Autistic Spectrum Team (2008-2012), now working independently.

Services provided:
• Individual observations (in school or in the home) with clear recommendations in comprehensive reports, useful as part of evidence gathering; whether pre-diagnosis, post-diagnosis, or when seeking statutory support
• Post diagnosis support for the individual, the family and school, personalised to suit the needs of those concerned
• Specific 1:1 work on programmes such as anxiety management, emotional literacy and social skills development
• Social story writing and/or training in how to write your own social stories
• Autism training for teaching and support staff, families, support groups – on a variety of topics (please ask for details)
• Transition support between year groups/different educational settings/returning to school after a period of absence

Mandy Higgs is also employed as an Autism Trainer for a local charity, Autism Bedfordshire, focusing on improving understanding and making reasonable adjustments for those with autism.

Contact Mandy Higgs via her website for more information about services offered.
Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
5 years - 25 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
04/10/2017

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