Autism Advisory & Intervention Service (AAIS)

The Education Authority (EA) has a dedicated Autism Advisory and Intervention Service (AAIS)

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COVID-19 Update

The Autism Advisory and Intervention Service (AAIS), continues to support schools and young people at this time. The AAIS are currently prioritising new referrals, those who have greatest need and pupils who require transition support.

Guidance and Resources for Children with Autism

Covid and the Recovery Curriculum’ is a guide that provides practical examples and linked resources you can use to assist children with autism.

Telephone Advice

AAIS will provide telephone advice for families at home.

A parent or guardian can phone their nearest office number as listed below.

A staff member will log the particular question, query or issue with which you require help.

An experienced team member will then return your call and provide advice and assistance according to your particular need.

Office Telephone No
Armagh Office 028 3831 4471
Ballymena Office 028 2566 1480
Belfast Office 028 9078 4230
Dundonald Office 028 9056 6392
Omagh Office 028 8225 4552

We are working hard as a service team to explore ideas and ways of supporting you through this difficult period.

We will continue to update this website area with new information as we progress.

Online Resources

Intervention for pupils referred to AAIS will continue using a blended approach.

Training to parents and professionals is available online.

We are continually adding to our resource bank and online training compendium which is available to all parents and professionals.

We encourage you to access this area and check regularly for any updates.

Home Learning Support

AAIS Early Years - Routines

AAIS Early Years – Activity Systems

AAIS Early Years - Social Communication

AAIS Early Years - Toileting

AAIS Early Years - Transition to School

AAIS Primary - Maintaining a Routine

AAIS Primary - Movement & Breaks

AAIS Primary - Activity Systems

AAIS Primary - Emotional Regulation

AAIS Primary - Playing Games

AAIS Primary - Home learning

AAIS Post-Primary - Staying Safe: dealing with COVID-19

A booklet for post-primary pupils

AAIS Post-Primary - Stepping Up: Making College Work

Download The STEPPING UP Booklet

AAIS - Moving on Up Transfer Support Pack

Last updated: 19/01/2021