An Informal Development Project – The Story so far

Children on the autism spectrum and children with attachment problems; understanding the similarities, the differences and how best to meet their needs

How it began: several conversations and an article

Over the years working with increasingly complex children, staff at Westfield had become aware of differences between individual children with diagnoses of ASD.  While these may in part reflect the spectrum nature of the condition, there also appeared to be a sub-group who have a different ‘flavour’.  They do not always respond in the same ways to tried and tested approaches that are usually successful with children with ASD.  Moreover their effect on other youngsters in the group and on staff  may be somewhat different.  Click here to read more.