Looking for better ways to support autistic students?

More and more pupils are coming into schools showing autistic traits but there is limited external support available. Autism is a spectrum and there is no one way that works for all pupils. Autism profiling can help to understand how autism impacts each individual.

Watch our FREE webinar to find out how autism profiling can improve outcomes for autistic students

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This FREE webinar explains how autism profiling with Autism Progress can help teachers to :

  • Build a profile across Communication, Social Interaction, Emotional Regulation and Flexibility of Thought (based on SCERTS).
  • Understand how unique each autistic pupil is, so you can support them more effectively.
  • Use the profile information as part of a pupil’s one page profile and share with external professionals.
  • Use strategies provided to support pupils based on their needs, not a generic approach to autism.
  • This is not a diagnosis tool, it can be used before or after a diagnosis.

Autism Progress is an observational assessment framework that enables your school or post 16 setting to understand how autism impacts each individual. 
It helps you to provide tailored support for each student and plan their next steps.

Supporting autism across 4 key development areas

Every autistic individual is unique and no two people are likely to have the same experience of autism as each other.
However autistic students often have difficulties with specific aspects of these 4 key developmental areas. 

Teenager with Autism


Challenges include: expressing personal needs, delayed development of language, repetitive use of known phrases, difficulties with comprehension.

Social Interaction

Challenges include: applying social conventions, forming and sustaining relationships, managing social anxiety and understanding the perspective of others. This is typical of someone with Aspergers Syndrome (AS).

Flexibility of Thought

Challenges include: struggling with repetitive patterns of behaviour or thought, applying known concepts to new situations, and accepting differences in unfamiliar situations.

Emotional Regulation

Challenges include: irritability, temper outbursts, aggression, self-injurious behaviours and raised levels of anxiety and distress.

Using autism profiles to understand how autism affects students

Use Autism Progress at your school to create autism profiles for your autistic students. This will help you:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of how autism impacts an individual
  • Identify each student’s strengths and difficulties
  • Support their growth and personal interests
  • Demonstrate development across four key areas – Communication, Social Interaction, Flexibility of Thought, Emotional Regulation

Autism Progress also provides ability relevant strategies you can use to design personalised support plans for your autistic students. This will help you:

  • Plan next steps for autistic students
  • Identify strategies to support students who have a ‘spiky’ developmental profile
  • Measure the impact and value of interventions provided to a student
  • Enable staff to engage with individual students in positive and meaningful ways

Book a FREE no obligation online meeting to find out how Autism Progress can help your school
better understand and support autistic students

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What do schools think of Autism Progress?

Here’s what some of our customer schools have said about Autism Progress

“At last a set of statements and strategies which are relevant and useful
in the assessment of autistic children!”

“It helps show areas that are causing issues and helps to inform staff in dealing with behaviour and learning.”

“This profiling tool is both relevant and useful for the assessment of autistic children.
The support strategies it recommends provide a solid foundation for each individual student’s development.”

Created by autism experts

Autism charities and SEND professionals helped with development

Autism Progress was developed in collaboration with three autism charities: Autism Wessex, Scottish Autism and the North East Autism Society. Experienced Special Educational Needs Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists also helped to finalise the content.

Autism Wessex
Scottish Autism
North East Autism Society
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