Childrens Autism Outreach Team (CAOT)

  • Type of SEND provision:


CAOT work with parents and carers and their child or young person with a diagnosis of autism aged 0 to 13 years. They provide help to understand a child’s autism; supporting and empowering to provide strategies where needed and increase social opportunities.

CAOT provide home visits to help parents and carers with advice and strategies within the home, help with new skills to support their child or young person and help with access to other suitable resources.

They also provide activities for children and young people with autism that would otherwise be inaccessible for many families without support and advice. These include clubs for families and activities during every school holiday.

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  • Are you eligible
  • This service is for children or young persons with a diagnosis of autism aged 0 to 13 years.

  • How to access
  • To access support from the CAOT team your child must have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism.

    You can refer for support via Somerset Direct 0300 123 2224.

  • When is it available
  • Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed