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Autism Spectrum Team

This is a specialist team, part of the Special Educational Needs Service (SENS) which works with children and young people from 3 to post-16 year olds with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. We offer advice and support for parents, carers and schools and accept referrals from a range of professionals in consultation with the family. See link below for further information.

The Autism Spectrum Team also run support groups. For more information please the links below

There are three groups in Luton for families of children and young people affected by autism you can visit the other group pages here:

  • FLAG – a group for all families with children up to the age of 25
  • DADS – specifically for dads and male carers
  • SWAN - Support with Autism Network

Autism West Midlands have prepared many free information sheets which can be downloaded as PDFs. They contain practical advice and strategies for families, carers, teachers and other professionals. Basic information on autism is also available in community languages on this web page; to visit the downloads webpage please use the Autism West Midlands link below.


Download: Finding a school for children with autism / aspergers

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Thomas
Contact Position
Senior Advisory Teacher, Special Educational Needs Service

Further information on the Autism Spectrum Team

Where to go

SENS, 1st Floor
Futures House
The Moakes

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Selected Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm. The Autism Team are currently hosting the parent support groups online. This is a combined venture for FLAG and SWAN.
Time of day
Session Information
15/04/2021 4.30-5.30pm
29/04/2021 4.30-5.30pm
13/05/2021 4.30-5.30pm
27/05/2021 4.30-5.30pm
17/06/2021 4.30-5.30pm
01/07/2021 4.30-5.30pm
15/07/2021 4.30-5.30pm

Other Details


Other notes

How to join:

  • Sign up to the FLAG or SWAN mailing list
  • Request to join the Zoom Meeting
  • Await the joining instructions.


Last updated 14/04/2021