Courses & Training for Parents

ASD Support Service : support and training for parents and carers

JUNE 4th 2020

ASD Support Service – Online Cygnet Course

Cygnet online course info letter June 20

Cygnet online booking form June 20

Barnardos have made Cygnet materials available for online delivery. The ASD Support Service has trialled these materials with 2 groups of parents and is now offering the programme to interested parents/carers.

  • It is designed for parents and carers of children and young people aged between 5 and 16 who have a diagnosis of ASD.
  • There are 6 weekly sessions which will be made available to you via a hyperlink and a password.
  • We will email you the link each week ….all you need is to click to open it using the password we will give you.
  • The materials are in the form of a power point presentation. The video clips are links to You Tube.
  • The password will be time limited by Bardardos and we will let you know the deadline for accessing the materials.
  • A member of the ASD Support Service team will make contact with you each week (by phone or email) to check if you have any questions and to discuss any points.

We are planning to run online Cygnet training in the future as we realise that it suits some parents and carers. However when safe and possible to do so we will resume running group face to face sessions as these offer more benefits including peer support.

To enroll:

 Please complete and return the attached form.

  • You will need access to a laptop or PC that can run power point (part of Microsoft Office, like Word etc.) and internet access.
  • Please indicate how you would like to be contacted each week by a member of the ASD Support Service.

Once we have received this we will email you with the first link and the password.

Materials will be available as follows:

 Week 1 – week beginning June 8th

Week 2 – week beginning June 15th

Week 3 – week beginning June 22nd

Week 4 – week beginning June 29th

Week 5 – week beginning July 6th

Week 6 – week beginning July 13th




 Sessions running during course of year 2019 -2020:

Name of CourseDate
Sensory processing and ASD Thurs Jan 16th
9.30 – 11.30

Fosse Way School
TEACCH in the home Wed Feb 5th 9.30 – 11.30am POSTPONED
Wed Feb 5th 6 – 8pm POSTPONED

Both at Fosse Way School

Cygnet for parents: Siblings Thurs Feb 27th
9.30 – 12.30
Fosse Way School
Cygnet for parents: Puberty Tues June 16th
9.30 – 12.30
Fosse Way School
Cygnet for parents: Sexual Wellbeing Tues June 23rd
9.30 – 12.30
E-safety for parents /carers of young people with ASDJuly 8th (to be confirmed)

9.30 – 2.30
Fosse Way School
Cygnet for parents: Relationships Tuesday July 14th
9.30 – 12.30
Fosse Way School

Cygnet (developed by Barnardos)

CYGNET booking form

This 6 session programme is designed for parents and carers of children and young people aged 5-18 with an autistic spectrum condition. The programme is designed to:

* To increase parents understanding of autistic spectrum conditions

* To help parents develop their knowledge on how a child on the autistic spectrum experiences the world and what drives their behaviour

* To guide parents through practical strategies they can use with children

* To direct parents to relevant ASD resources

* To give parents the opportunity to meet with other parents who have had similar experiences and to gain support and learn from each other

How to access the course:

Parents must refer themselves onto the course by calling or emailing Fosse Way School (01761 412198 or and asking to be put on the CYGNET waiting list. Once a vacancy is identified parents will then be contacted with a form to book themselves a place.

Sessions are for two hours and usually include up to 12 people (around 6 families). Each family can have up to two places. We expect that one person per family is a constant and attends all the sessions.

Childcare is not available, we ask that parents make their own arrangements.

Dates: 2019-2020 dates at Fosse Way School

TermDay and timeDates
Term 4 – Venue
First Steps Bath, Woodhouse Road, Twerton, Bath, BA2 1SY
Wednesday’s 12.30 – 3pm26th Feb, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March and 1st April.
Term 4 – Venue - Fosse Way School, Longfellow Road, Radstock, BA3 3AL
Specifically for parents of Secondary aged children
Wednesday’s 9.30 – 11.3026th Feb, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March and 1st April.
Term 5
Venue - Fosse Way School, Longfellow Road, Radstock, BA3 3AL
Wednesday’s 9.30 – 11.3022nd April, 29th April, 6th May,13th May, 20th May and 3rd June.

All sessions 9.30am -11.30 although the first session will run until 12 noon.


(Supporting Parents of Autistic Children in the Early years.)

SPACE Booking Form

For parents of Pre-school children (0-4 years)

This 4 session programme is aimed at helping parents understand more about ASD and how they can best support their child.

During the course we cover:

* Understanding autism

* Communication and Language

* Behaviour, including temper tantrums, aggression and anxiety

* Daily living skills such as toileting, eating, sleeping and general self-help skills

* Sensory sensitivities

We aim to delve deep into Autism, how it affects our children, seeing differences rather than deficits. We aim to provide families with tips and techniques to support their children at home.

Childcare is not available.


SPACE Dates 2019-2020 @ Fosse Way School. TIMEDATES
Term 4
Venue: First Steps Bath
Woodhouse Road
Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.30amCOURSE CANCELLED
Wednesday 4th March 2020,
Wednesday 11th March 2020,
Wednesday 18th March 2020,
Wednesday 25th March 2020.
Term 6
@ Fosse Way
Wednesday’s 9.30 – 11.3010th June, 17th June, 24th June and 1st July

All sessions starting at 9.30 – 11.30 although the first session will run until 12pm


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