Autism Service for Children and Young People – Frequently Asked Questions

How is the service funded?

This service is reliant on grants, fundraising and a contributions from Parents. The Inverlcyde Autistic Support Group Committee, work with Enterprise Childcare, to help fundraise for this service.

What if my child needs medication while in your care?

You will be given guidance on the paperwork which needs to be completed, before we can administer any prescribed or non-prescribed medication to your child.

What do you provide at the setting?

The service will focus on play activities designed to meet the individual needs of each child. Social interaction will be encouraged as part of the activity programme. Some activities will involve messy play including water activities.

Do you provide transport?

Transport is provided where possible for the Easter and summer service. On some occasions we are unable to provide transport. You will be informed if this is the case and asked to make your own arrangements for transport.

What should my child bring?

Change of clothes and  outdoor jacket, snack and drinks, favourite toy, games or music if they wish, sun-cream and hat, nappies, wipes and nappy bags if required.

How do you deal with my child’s behaviour?

Staff has been trained to deal with a range of behaviors within the settings, we look closely at the information you supply and with your permission speak to the school and if allocated, your child’s social worker.

If a situation occurs which we are unable to deal with you will be contacted and asked to collect your child. We hope this approach will only be on a temporary basis.

We have policies and procedures in place to help us manage challenging behaviour. If you would like a copy of these policies please let us know and a copy will be posted to you.

Where necessary we may use a CALM technique, this will be discussed with you and the circumstances in which it was used and you will be asked to sign a behaviour monitoring sheet about the incident. Only trained staff can use the CALM methods and daily practices are undertaken as well and an annual update with external trainers.