Training courses to help parents and carers to understand and manage behaviours consistent with Autism.

Parenting a child with Autism or Social Communication Disorder

Jennifer Wilson (Child Psychologist) and Professor Besag (Consultant Neuropsychiatrist) from the CAMHS  Neurodevelopmental Team in partnership with Autism Bedfordshire will be running an evening lecture to support parents and carers to understand and manage behaviours consistent with Autism.

Content of the session will focus on:

  • Anxiety
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Communication

Please be aware that the above topics are covered in more detail as part of our six week parent training programme which is delivered across the county.

Date:                Wednesday 28th November 2018
Cost:                 £5.00
Time:                6.15pm arrival for a prompt 6.30pm start until 9.30pm
Venue:             Lancot School, Lancot Drive, Dunstable LU6 2AP
Parking:           Available at the school and surrounding roads 
Tea & Coffee will be provided
To register for your place please contact Autism Bedfordshire (01234) 214871 or [email protected]

New Half Day Workshop for Parents & Primary Carers - Autism, Diet & Sensory Issues

A half day workshop exploring the relationship between autism and diet, focussing on the impact that sensory issues have on this often challenging area.

Course objectives:

To more fully understand the impact of sensory processing difficulties on the lives of autistic individuals
To explore resources and strategies to support health and wellbeing when diet is an issue
To know when to ask for professional input

Date: Monday 19th November 2018

Time: 10:00am - 12:45pm

Venue: The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8JH .

Cost: £15.00 for members of Autism Bedfordshire or £20.00 for non-members.

Call 01234 214871 to book and pay for your place.

Places must be booked and paid for in advance.

Bedford Borough Parent & Carer Autism Training Programme 2018

The Bedfordshire CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Neurodevelopmental Team, in partnership with Autism Bedfordshire, will be running a series of lectures to support parents and carers to understand and manage behaviours consistent with Autism.

Dates and Topics:

  • Tuesday 9th October What is Autism?
  • Tuesday 16th October Anxiety
  • Tuesday 30th October Managing Challenging Behaviours
  • Tuesday 6th November Communication
  • Tuesday 20th November Sensory Needs
  • Tuesday 27th November Family Relationships / Sleep Problems

Cost: £18 per person for the 6 week course to cover costs of the venue, refreshments and resources (please note we are unable to accept payment for individual sessions)

Time: Arrival 9.45am for prompt 10am start until 1.00pm

Venue: Child Development Centre, Hill Rise, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7EB

Parking: Please avoid parking in the CDC car park. Parking is available in the nearby street areas surrounding the site and on the lay-bys by Kempston Challenger Academy .

Special thanks to the Child Development Centre for providing the facilities to run this programme.

To register/pay for your place please contact Autism Bedfordshire (01234) 214871 or [email protected]

The First Steps to Supporting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This will be a relaxed session, specifically for parents and carers of children who are newly diagnosed, or going through the diagnostic process.

Description: A 45-60 minute talk on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), followed by an opportunity to meet other parents and carers, and look at information around local support and services.

Venue: Limbury Community Centre, Icknield Way, Luton, LU3 2JR.
Days: Wednesday 17th October or Wednesday 14th November
Time: 9:30 am—11:15am
Cost: FREE
To Book: Contact Autism Bedfordshire (01234) 214871or [email protected] 

Limited number of spaces available

This will be a relaxed environment so please feel able to bring along younger children/babies if needed.  

New Monthly Multi-agency Workshops

These sessions will be supported by teams from Special Education Needs Service (SENS), Educational Psychology Service, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Occupational Therapy (OT) Service and Nutrition and Dietetic Service.