Supporting Successful Education

OSSME staff have years of experience in successfully training schools to support students with autism.

A range of training packages to suit your needs

OSSME first started as Outreach Services Supporting Mainstream Education, hence its name, however it has developed to provide a range of services around children, education and support for parents.

“OSSME takes time to get to know the child and the school before offering advice. The advice and support to implement strategies has created a better working environment for the teacher, child and family.” - St Helens Primary School Teacher

“Excellent training, advice and support” - Head Teacher

“OSSME is the best, most tailored, resource available for pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions.” – Teacher

“[Strategies] are highly individualised – they tap into the pupil’s interest and capitalise on their strengths.” - Teacher

Are you a teacher hoping to support someone with autism?

Individual support

Using our understanding of differences usually associated with autism, we listen carefully so we can assess the support needs of each person, who may also have other conditions, before making recommendations. We offer a personalised range of teaching and support packages, including diagnostic explanation.

For children and young adults

For teachers not sure how to help a child with autism achieve their best, we develop and model autism specialist strategies, using one-to-one sessions and observations. Outside the classroom, and for young autistic adults, we offer support in the community, help to access college, and links with work placements to develop social and work based skills.

Training and consultancy

We also offer consultancy to schools, colleges and individuals. Schools can flexibly use OSSME for specific needs. We give families and carers the opportunity to fund support in school, college, university, in the home or attending clubs.

Early Help

Early Help is a preventative support package for a child or young person who is having difficulties at home or school or is at risk of not attending school or requiring support into adulthood. Our Early Help offers structure, socialisation and help to develop skills that a pupil may miss out on when not in school.

OSSME provides:

  • Curriculum support, in school and at home
  • Social and life skills training
  • Diagnostic explanation
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Teacher and family training
  • Engagement in the curriculum for those at risk of exclusion or not attending school

If you would like to know more please call us on 0151 330 9500

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