SUCCESS: Supporting and Understanding Children’s Communication, Emotional and Social Skills


SUCCESS is a unique project which aims to speed up the assessment process for autism spectrum conditions (ASC). The project builds on a feasibility study conducted in Bradford and was opened up to all primary schools in Bradford and York during the academic year 2020/2021. It tests whether the Early Years Foundation stage profile assessment can be used to identify children in Year 1 who may benefit from an ASC assessment and associated support.

The assessment is conducted within the school by a team of clinicians and education experts. Parents/carers and teachers are also highly involved in the assessment process. The ultimate aim of the project is to detect ASC earlier in children’s school career so that they can get the support they need to reach their full potential.


Sub-theme: Healthy Learning


Team Contact:

Director - Centre for Applied Education Research

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