Training to help support children and young people with autism
Training for Parents:
Parents' Autism Awareness Course (PAAC)
Bi-borough Autism Advisory Team (AEYIT) provide regular Parent's Autism Awareness Courses (PAACs) to provide information and practical strategies for the families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
The team run separate PAACs for parents of children under 5, and those with older children.
Bi-borough Autism Advisory Team run regular Parents' Autism Awareness Courses (PAACs) to provide parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) information and practical strategies for their child.
Come along to speak to the specialist autism team, network with other parents and share experiences!
Courses are currently online and run on Wednesday mornings. This is six week course and we encourage you to attend as many as possible to get the most out of the sessions.
If you want to find out more or book a place on the next course, please send an email to Christa Morley on AEYIT@rbkc.gov.uk. Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
- PAAC parents of over 5s 2023 Flyer for February/ March 2023 Course
- PAAC parents of primary aged boys flyer for Autumn 2022 Course
- PAAC Puberty, Sexual Wellbeing, Relationships and Autism for Spring 2023 course
- PAAC parents of secondary aged children flyer for Spring 2023 course
Both courses consist of six sessions. We recommend that parents attend all six but do understand this is not always possible.
For the latest dates and to book onto a course, please contact Christa Morley by emailing AEYIT@rbkc.gov.uk.
Bi-Borough Short Breaks Parenting Programme
The Short Breaks team offer a range of parent carer training workshops which support with understanding of autism and practical approaches.
The training workshops include:
A support programme for parents of autistic children aged under 5 years. Courses offer advice on strategies and approaches to support young autistic children.
- EarlyBird Plus
A support programme for parents/carers of autistic children aged between 4-9 years (and a supporting professional). Courses offer practical guidance on supporting autistic children at home and in the school environment.
- NAS Teen Life
Support programme for parents/carers of autistic teenagers (and a supporting professional. Courses offer strategies and approaches to support an autistic person through their teen years.
- Triple P
Parenting support programme for parents/carers of children (aged 0-12) with developmental disabilities. Courses offer training in parenting skills to promote your child's and development potential.
- Parenting Workshops at the St Quintin & Tresham Centres
There are regular parenting workshops at both the St Quintin's and Tresham Centres for Disabled Children and Young People. These cover a wide range of topics and include frequent guest speakers.
Speech, Language and Communication Workshops
Parent workshops for children with social communication difficulties (SCD)/autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
These 2 hour workshops are for parents and carers whose child under the age of 5 years has received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or where there are concerns around social communication skills. There are three different workshops – Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Educational Psychology. The workshops are repeated throughout the year in different locations. Dates and locations for upcoming workshops can be found here.
“Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder After Diagnosis”
These 2 hour drop in sessions are for parents and carers whose child under the age of 5 years has received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The workshops are run by early years speech and language therapists and clinical nurse specialists. A list of dates and locations for upcoming workshops can be found here.
Training for Professionals
General training for professionals around special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), much of which is relevant to supporting autistic children and young people, can be found on our Training and Support page.
Last Updated 02/12/2022