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Referral Process

Referral Indicators:


• The pupil should have a diagnosis of ASD from an appropriately qualified professional.  




• The pupil’s complex Social Communication Difficulties have been identified by an EP. The school EP (Educational

   Psychologist) has recommended referral to MAOS. 




Referral Process:


• Permission for involvement from outside agencies must be sought from parents.


• School to liaise their school EP to ascertain suitability for referral.


• If the EP deems appropriate, they will recommend that the school completes a School Referral Form and return it to



• The EP will complete a EP Referral Form and send to MAOS.


• When the completed forms from School and the EP have been received, MAOS will contact the school with a    

   suggested time and date for the visit.


• The initial visit will consist of a meeting with the Lead Practitioner, Outreach Support Worker, Headteacher, Class

   Teacher, SENCO and Teaching Assistant (TA) and a short observation in their setting.


• The Lead Practitioner will make recommendations and the service will support the school in implementing these.

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