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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 currently two 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
  • 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 in the downloads section of the Autism West Midlands website.


Download: Finding a school for children with autism / aspergers
Download: AET flyer for Luton schools
Download: Educational provision and support for children and young people with autism spectrum conditions

Who to contact

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

Autism Spectrum Service​

Where to go

Town Hall
George Street

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

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 23/08/2023