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 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.

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.

Dates: 2019-2020 dates at Fosse Way School

TermDay and timeDates
Term 1 - Open to all agesThursday’s 9.30 – 11.3019th Sept, 26th Sept, 3rd Oct, 10th Oct, 17th Oct and 24th Oct
Term 2 – Specifically for Primary aged childrenWednesday’s 9.30 – 11.306th Nov, 13th Nov, 20th Nov, 27th Nov, 4th Dec and 11th Dec
Term 4 – Specifically for Secondary aged childrenWednesday’s 9.30 – 11.3026th Feb, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March and 1st April.
Term 5 - Open to all agesWednesday’s 9.30 – 11.3022nd April, 29th April, 6th May,13th May, 20th May and 3rd June.



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

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 19-20 @ Fosse Way School. Trainer: H HobbsTIMEDATES
Term 2Thursday’s 9.30 – 11.3021st Nov, 28th Nov, 5th Dec and 12th Dec
Term 6Wednesday’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

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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