The pre-assessment pathway documents for Autism and ADHD can be found on this page. These documents have been developed in collaboration with education, health and care colleagues as well as parent carers, children and young people (CYP). They have been developed to support education settings, practitioners, and parent carers so that everyone better understands the pre-assessment pathway.
If evidence is gathered that indicates a child or young person may have either Autism and/or ADHD a ‘Next Steps – Autism and ADHD Pathway’ form should be completed to request an assessment for Autism and/or ADHD. The guidance of how to complete this process is within the document titled: Autism and ADHD Pre-assessment Pathway.
Please only use the documents located on the Local Offer site, earlier versions of these documents should be discarded and not used. Work is being done to ensure that our Autism and ADHD pathways are standardised, easily accessible and co-produced. So that we can provide a system-wide approach for children and young people in the county. These documents will be reviewed and updated, periodically.
If you have any questions about the pathway or the documents on this page, please email: AutismADHDPreassessmentPathway@somerset.gov.uk
This document is designed to support education settings, practitioners and parent carers so that everyone better understands the pre-assessment, assessment and post-assessment pathways.
Form to provide information to inform whether a child or young person (CYP) needs a diagnostic assessment in relation to Autism and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This form contains sections to be completed by a referrer (SENCO, health or social care practitioner, PFSA), parent and child/young person. Please download and save to your computer, and use this form in Word and not in your web browser.
The purpose of this document is to outline possible interventions, which after careful screening for special education needs, should be implemented immediately rather than wait for a possible diagnosis.
School aged children and young people up to and including the age of 17