Specialist Inclusion Service

Children and young people with hearing, visual and multi-sensory impairment, physical impairments and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are supported in their early years in both their home and pre-school setting by the Specialist Inclusion Service. Support for school age children is provided through school and continues until the young person transfers to adult services.

Our experienced and qualified specialist teachers provide:

  • direct support to children and young people to enable them to meet their educational needs and support their social and emotional development
  • parents / carers and schools with training, advice and support at various educational and recreational settings

Children may also receive additional help from a support team of deaf instructors, educational interpreters, a communication and play therapist, habilitation specialists, specialist outreach workers, speech and language therapists, touch typing tutors, specialist resource technicians and multi-sensory support assistants.

For more information about the services we provide, see Specialist Inclusion Service - who we are

If a child or young person is unable to attend full time education in the usual way, then support is provided by the Medical Needs - Known Children Missing out on Education team - see Children with medical needs.

Multi-sensory support group

Every fortnight, on a Monday, a Multi-sensory support group is run for parents / carers of children with a hearing, visual or ASD impairment at King Cross Library. The group is held from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm, and gives the chance to have a coffee and a chat in a friendly environment.


  • Username Specialist Inclusion Service
  • Email cyps.sis@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01422 394136
  • Address
    Town Hall
    Crossley Street
    HX1 1UJ


You may also find these resources and websites useful:

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

National Autistic Society

A charitable organisation which provides help, support and services to individual with autism and their families. The site also has information on Asperger syndrome;

Ambitious About Autism: The only charity for autism education

This site includes details of a national development team which promotes best practice in autism education;


A support and action group for people affected by autistic spectrum disorders.

PDFCalderdale Autism Services Directory [PDF 469KB]

Hearing impairment

National Deaf Children's Society

This site gives a range of information on all aspects of deafness, including family support groups, resources and publications;

Royal Association for Deaf People

This organisation strives to meet the individual needs of deaf children, and works with the deaf community, deaf clubs, individuals and parents of deaf children;

Ear Foundation - Charity Supporting Cochlear Implanted children

This charity supports and provides activities, courses and resources for deaf children, their families and supporting professionals;

Deafsign.com-resource for deafness and sign language

This site includes comprehensive, free up to date information for those with hearing loss.

Physical impairment


Scope covers several different disabilities, including cerebral palsy. Their Trendsetters project provides information by disabled young people for disabled young people aged 10 to 18, plus there is advice and support for parents and carers;

Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH)

North and West Yorkshire Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus provides ongoing support for children and adults with spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus and their families and carers in Yorkshire;

Young Epilepsy

This is a national charity working exclusively for children and young people aged 25 years and under. They aim to improve the lives of children and young peoples so that they can fulfill their potential, and enjoy the best quality of life.

Visual impairment

Blind Children UK

This charity provides information, advice, support and services to blind and partially sighted children, plus help for families, carers and professionals (formerly called National Blind Children's Society);


The Royal National Institute of Blind people is a charity providing a range of information for blind or partially sighted people;

Look UK

The web site for the National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired children, providing help, support and services for visually impaired children and their parents and carers;


The UK's largest organisation for children and adults who are deafblind or have associated disabilities.