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Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service (WAAS)

Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service (WAAS)

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Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service

The Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service or WAAS for short is a single multi professional team that supports schools, settings and families in Wandsworth to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people with autism. The service supports education settings to enable all children with Autism/ social communication disorders to achieve their full potential.

The team works to support education settings to be Autism inclusive. Children’s progress is linked with the learning environment they are immersed in. The Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service will advocate for such an environment and will provide all necessary supports to education settings to achieve this.

Our offer is made up of a universal offer which is available to all Wandsworth residents with a Child or Young Person with a diagnosis of autism, Wandsworth schools, early years settings, services and professionals. After accessing the universal offer; the service also offers a more specialist and targeted offer which is accessed via a referral to the service.
Our team adopts a multi-agency approach. Our service ethos is based on difference rather than disability. We are positive about autism and embrace neuro diversity. Our aim is to empower young people with autism and their families, enable schools, professionals and service with the skills and tools to facilitate a positive environment that embeds good autism practice.

We work collaboratively with agencies across SEND, schools, social care, early help, portage as well as voluntary organisations across the borough and nationally.

Who we work with
Age range: 0 – 19 (up to 25 with an EHCP)
Referral Criteria: Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum / Children / young people on the specialist pathway as well as children and young people with a diagnosis of social communications difficulty /disorder. 

Contacting us
Address: Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service, The Early Years Centre. 1 Siward Road, SW17 0LA
General Enquiries:
Telephone: 020 8871 6882

What to do if you are not happy
Email the general enquiries email address. The enquiry will be forwarded and dealt with by the head of service within 7 days.

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Where to go

Early Years Centre
1, Siward Road
SW17 0LA
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Referral required
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This service is for parents/carers and families of children with a diagnosis of autism (and those on the specialist pathway).

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

This service is for Wandsworth's parents/carers and families of children/young people with a diagnosis of autism (and those on the specialist pathway).

  • Parent/carer support is available to all Wandsworth residents regardless of the child/ young person’s educational placement


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Last updated: 25 Jan 2022

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