Parent / Carer Training

We offer a range of support across Bedfordshire exclusively forparents and carers both during the daytime and evenings.

Women & Girls
A workshop providing information about the differences often found in the ‘female’ or ‘internalised’ presentation of autism. Information on resources and strategies to support autistic women and girls will also be explored.

First Steps: Parenting a child with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
A 60 minute talk on Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) for newly diagnosed families, followed by information on local support services and an opportunity to meet other parents and carers.

Demand Avoidance
A workshop providing information about the demand avoidant presentation of autism, including the role of anxiety and how to prevent/manage demand avoidant behaviours.

Sensory Processing
A workshop exploring the relationship between autism and
sensory processing, including resources and strategies to support sensory difficulties and their impacts.

A workshop providing information on communication challenges, as well as different communication tools and approaches, such as social stories and visual resources to aid communication.

Anxiety & Behaviour
A workshop to explain the impact of autism on regulating behaviour, offering advice on how to support autistic individuals of all ages, including managing difficult situations.

Autism, Diet & Sensory Needs
This workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about:
the relationship between autism and diet; the impact of sensory processing differences; and useful resources and strategies to support diet issues.

Please see details of our current training events below. All training is subject to availability.

5 Week Course (Parent/ carers)

11th November, 2023
Ends: 9th December, 2023
10:00 am-1:00 pm


The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 1AH, East