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To maximise support in school and with families.

To empower staff to use autism good practice.


Vision Statement

“Our expectation is that people with autism can learn and develop and we support this process every single day. We will create unique services for people to enable them to have ownership of their own lives and future”


Recognised regionally and beyond, the expertise of our trainers ensures a high quality of autism and comorbid training. Our training curriculum covers a range of autism/comorbid related subjects, and is relevant and tiered to professionals working in a number of sectors including education, health worker, health and social care, day services, social workers.


OSSME provide an information and advice service to parents and education and other professionals to help support the child and young person who is at risk of not engaging in the curriculum, exclusion to stay in school or risk of non-attendance. We have developed resources to help parents understand their rights, and education professionals to understand their duties, under the Equality Act 2010. We have a training package on the differences that child and young person with autism/comorbid conditions display, at home and at school, the impact of the school day on home life and a child and young person’s possibility to refuse school attendance or not engage in the curriculum. OSSME deliver a training package on effective reintegration of child and young person following those who are at risk of not engaging in the curriculum, exclusion to stay in school or risk of non-attendance. For children and young people who do not meet a criteria for an EHC plan but require additional support is part of the training we provide.


We work in partnership with individuals and other organisations to offer a wide selection of autism and comorbid training that meets specific training and development needs from early years to 16 plus, we recognise cultural and regional differences when aiming to meet the needs of the targeted audience. We also collaborate with universities and institutes of higher education on courses leading to recognised qualifications in autism. Training is assessed as a ‘next step’ or aftercare.


Some programmes have been developed around the NAS SPELL framework for intervention.