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Parents as partners in MyProgress

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When your child was diagnosed with autism, they didn’t turn into someone new. Your child is and always will be an individual person, with their own likes and dislikes, their own challenges and strengths, and their own way of being in the world.

That’s why at The National Autistic Society we have developed a way of working with children and young people that draws on many different approaches. It’s called MyProgress®.

MyProgress® involves us finding out all about your child by spending time with them, and with you. We ask how life has been so far, and what you hope for the future. And then we create an individual plan for your child. It will help them to learn and live well with their autism. Every element of the plan will be specific to your child. It won’t be like their classmates’ plans, because we’ll choose approaches and strategies that match your child’s particular needs. MyProgress® means that we’ll work with your child as an individual from the moment they join our school, to the moment they leave.

MyProgress® is The National Autistic Society’s overall strategy for working with children with autism. It encompasses the way we assess your child, the way we plan the support we give them, the way we work with your child day to day and over the long term, and the way we make sure that we are giving your child the best possible opportunities to thrive and progress, by checking, monitoring and recording what we do together.

We assess your child regularly, plan the approaches and strategies that will work best for them, deliver them and monitor their progress. We are systematic and thorough, and above all, we work with you as parents/carers and your child to create the best education for them as an individual.

We keep everyone informed and fully involved in your child’s progress using:

  • home-school diary email (or book if this is your preferred option)
  • telephone calls home
  • parent mail
  • parent consultation evenings
  • parent social events
  • parent consultation evenings
  • annual reviews
  • presentation/award ceremonies
  • sports days.

In addition parents can contact the school and talk or arrange to meet with staff whenever the need arises.

MyProgress® is our promise to you that we will always do our best to help your child to learn, develop and prepare for adult life to the very best of their ability.

Find out more about MyProgress® and the approaches we use in our schools.  

"…a school that puts the needs of the child first using the huge ‘toolbox’ they have to help each child in whichever way works for them … more schools should be like this!"

Parent

"My son has made so much progress since he started there so, thank you all for your dedication and hard work!"

Parent