Paving the Way

Paving The Way (PTW) is Cognus Intervention and Identification Service, a multi-disciplinary team who provide support for children and young people with a range of difficulties that include; social communication, attention and concentration, attachment and mental health issues in the broader sense.

This service is made up of two elements:-

Element 1: Paving The Way Early Intervention Service: this element of the service provides a menu of tailored services which may include individualised one to one sessions with the child, targeted group work to develop resilience and reduce anxiety, individualised 1:1 support for parents and carers which includes home visits and strategies, as well as advice, consultation meetings with the school, information giving and signposting. This element of the service is specifically for primary aged children and those transitioning into year 7.

Paving The Way also provides one to one post Autism diagnosis sessions for any child aged 5-18 years, and offers pre and post diagnosis workshops for parents and carers of children who have or may have attention and concentration or Social Communication difficulties.

Capacity building for schools is also provided via our Autism Link Person training offer.

Making a Referral: Referrals can be made by completing the Request for Support Form and sending it to

Element 2: Paving The Way Identification, this element of the service forms part of the CAMHS diagnostic pathway for Autism. Cognus provides a community diagnostic service for children and young people whose prime need is thought to be Autism.

Making a Referral: Referrals to the service continue to be via CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA).

If you have any questions about about the service please contact or Tel: 020 8323 0450