Courses & Training for Parents

ASD Support Service : support and training for parents and carers

 Sessions running during course of year:

Name of CourseCourse LeaderDateTime and venue
Preparing for transition from primary to secondary schools Alison Reevey & Conrad Hein-HartmannFebruary 25th 2019
1pm-2.30pm @ Fosse Way School
Sensory needs and strategies for ASD Tessa Hyde March 21st 2019
9.30 – 11.30am @Fosse Way School
Teenagers with ASD: parent support Alison Reevey & Conrad Hein-HartmannMarch 5th 20199.30 – 11.30am @Fosse Way School
Practical strategies to use at homeHannah Hobbs & Hayley BrimbleMarch 13th 20199.30 – 11.30am @Fosse Way School
Social ScriptsBecca TranterApril 3rd 20199.30 – 11.30am @Fosse Way School
Managing Anxiety and AngerJo Clay & Conrad Hein-HartmannApril 24th 20199.30 – 11.30am @Fosse Way School
Siblings and ASDJo ClayMay 9th & May 16th 20199.30 – 11.30 am @Fosse Way School
Understanding GirlsJo ClayJune 12th 2019
(Please note - this was originally April 4th)
9.15 – 12pm @Fosse Way School
Sexuality and PubertyAlison ReeveyJuly 4th 20199.30 – 11.30 am @Fosse Way School

Cygnet (developed by Barnardos)

This 5/6 week 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.

We aim to deliver at least 3 SPACE and 3 CYGNET programmes a year dependent on need.

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.


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

Cygnet @ Fosse Way
23rd January 2019
30th January 2019
6th February 2019
13th February 2019
27th February 2019
Cygnet @ Abbott Alphege Academy,  Bath
27th February 2019
6th March 2019
20th March 2019
27th March 2019
3rd April 2019
Cygnet @ Fosse Way
1st May 2019
8th May 2019
15th May 2019
22nd May 2019
5th June 2019

Map of Landsown area showing Abbot Alphege Academy


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

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

This 4 week 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.


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


SPACE @ Fosse Way

6th June 2019

13th June 2019

20th June 2019

27th June 2019

FACES session: Representative from ASD Support Service attending on Friday May 10th 2019

  • Step by Step through Childrens’ Centres. Next meeting Jan 18th 10-12
  • Teen Group Thursdays: 18th October 2018, 13th December 2018, 7th February 2019, 28th March 2019, 16th May 2019,   11th July 2019
  • Stay and Play


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