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Multi-Sports Course

10th November, 2022
Ends: 15th December, 2022 4:45 pm-5:45 pm

Castle Newnham School, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9DT

5-Week Training Course

12th November, 2022
Ends: 10th December, 2022 9:45 am-1:00 pm

This course is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please call 01234 214871.

 

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

New Workshops for Parents & Carers

16th November, 2022
Ends: 24th January, 2023 12:00 am

These workshops are now fully booked.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for any of the workshops,

 please call 01234 214871.

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Art Course

29th November, 2022
Ends: 13th January, 2023 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

King House, 6 George Street West, Luton, LU1 2DZ

Autism & Mental Health for Practitioners

7th December, 2022 9:30 am-12:30 pm

A half day workshop designed to be particularly useful for those who are working with autistic individuals who have co-existing mental health conditions.

Delegates will explore and understand:

  • an overview of co-existing mental health conditions commonly experienced by autistic people and how these affect their individual needs
  • how to proactively adapt environments and practices to prevent needs escalating
  • resources and strategies for supporting individuals

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed further details.

There will be a maximum of 20 delegates.

Kings House, Ampthill Road, Bedford, Beds, MK42 9AZ

Autism & Using Social Stories for Practitioners

4th January, 2023 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Autism & Using Social Stories for Practitioners

A practical tier 2 workshop providing the opportunity to learn and develop skills to communicate with autistic people of all ages more effectively, using social stories. Including the opportunity to compose a social story of your own.

To explore:

  • the differences we all experience in perspective taking and social understanding – due to different ways of thinking and processing information
  • the original theory behind the concept of social stories in addressing these differences and how they might still be useful
  • writing your own social story based on a situation of your own experience

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed further details.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

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Autism & Demand Avoidance for Practitioners

10th January, 2023 9:30 am-12:30 pm

A tier 2 workshop to increase understanding of the demand avoidant presentation of autism, with advice on how to support those with this challenge.

To explore:

  • what is meant by ‘demand avoidance’ in relation to autism and the controversy over the ‘PDA’ diagnosis
  • the role of anxiety in creating demand avoidant behaviour
  • how to work collaboratively with children and young people to minimise demand avoidant behaviour

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

 

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Autism & Mental Health for Practitioners

17th January, 2023 9:30 am-12:30 pm

A tier 2 workshop explaining the impact of poor mental health on autistic individuals, particularly useful for practitioners working with autistic individuals who have co-existing mental health conditions and/or dual diagnoses.

To explore:

  • an overview of co-existing mental health and some neurological conditions commonly experienced by autistic people and how these affect their individual needs
  • how to proactively adapt environments and practices to prevent needs escalating
  • resources and strategies for supporting individuals

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

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Autism & Behaviour for Practitioners

7th February, 2023 9:30 am-12:30 pm

A tier 2 workshop providing information about the underpinning causes of differing behaviours in autistic individuals of all ages and how they may best be supported.

To explore:

  • the differences autistic individuals may experience in regulating behaviours
  • how to adapt environments & practices to meet the needs of autistic children and adults
  • some possible ways to support during difficult situations

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

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Autism, Women & Girls

9th February, 2023 9:30 am-12:30 pm

A workshop providing information about the differences often found in the ‘female’ or ‘internalised’ presentation of autism with advice on how to support autistic women and girls

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Multi-Sports Course

10th November, 2022
Ends: 15th December, 2022 4:45 pm-5:45 pm

Castle Newnham School, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9DT

5-Week Training Course

12th November, 2022
Ends: 10th December, 2022 9:45 am-1:00 pm

This course is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please call 01234 214871.

 

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

New Workshops for Parents & Carers

16th November, 2022
Ends: 24th January, 2023 12:00 am

These workshops are now fully booked.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for any of the workshops,

 please call 01234 214871.

,

Art Course

29th November, 2022
Ends: 13th January, 2023 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

King House, 6 George Street West, Luton, LU1 2DZ

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Autism & Mental Health for Practitioners

7th December, 2022
9:30 am-12:30 pm

A half day workshop designed to be particularly useful for those who are working with autistic individuals who have co-existing mental health conditions.

Delegates will explore and understand:

  • an overview of co-existing mental health conditions commonly experienced by autistic people and how these affect their individual needs
  • how to proactively adapt environments and practices to prevent needs escalating
  • resources and strategies for supporting individuals

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed further details.

There will be a maximum of 20 delegates.

Kings House, Ampthill Road, Bedford, Beds, MK42 9AZ

Autism & Using Social Stories for Practitioners

4th January, 2023
9:30 am-12:30 pm

Autism & Using Social Stories for Practitioners

A practical tier 2 workshop providing the opportunity to learn and develop skills to communicate with autistic people of all ages more effectively, using social stories. Including the opportunity to compose a social story of your own.

To explore:

  • the differences we all experience in perspective taking and social understanding – due to different ways of thinking and processing information
  • the original theory behind the concept of social stories in addressing these differences and how they might still be useful
  • writing your own social story based on a situation of your own experience

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed further details.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

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Autism & Demand Avoidance for Practitioners

10th January, 2023
9:30 am-12:30 pm

A tier 2 workshop to increase understanding of the demand avoidant presentation of autism, with advice on how to support those with this challenge.

To explore:

  • what is meant by ‘demand avoidance’ in relation to autism and the controversy over the ‘PDA’ diagnosis
  • the role of anxiety in creating demand avoidant behaviour
  • how to work collaboratively with children and young people to minimise demand avoidant behaviour

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

 

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Autism & Mental Health for Practitioners

17th January, 2023
9:30 am-12:30 pm

A tier 2 workshop explaining the impact of poor mental health on autistic individuals, particularly useful for practitioners working with autistic individuals who have co-existing mental health conditions and/or dual diagnoses.

To explore:

  • an overview of co-existing mental health and some neurological conditions commonly experienced by autistic people and how these affect their individual needs
  • how to proactively adapt environments and practices to prevent needs escalating
  • resources and strategies for supporting individuals

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

,

Autism & Behaviour for Practitioners

7th February, 2023
9:30 am-12:30 pm

A tier 2 workshop providing information about the underpinning causes of differing behaviours in autistic individuals of all ages and how they may best be supported.

To explore:

  • the differences autistic individuals may experience in regulating behaviours
  • how to adapt environments & practices to meet the needs of autistic children and adults
  • some possible ways to support during difficult situations

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

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Autism, Women & Girls

9th February, 2023
9:30 am-12:30 pm

A workshop providing information about the differences often found in the ‘female’ or ‘internalised’ presentation of autism with advice on how to support autistic women and girls

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Autism in the Classroom Parts 1 & 2

21st February, 2023
9:30 am-12:30 pm

This 2 part course is designed for professionals working in a school environment who work with autistic children of all ages on a regular basis; particularly useful for Special Educational Needs Coordinators, class teachers and other professionals directly supporting autistic children in the classroom.

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Autism & Communication for Practitioners

7th March, 2023
9:30 am-12:30 pm

This 2 part course is designed for professionals working in a school environment who work with autistic children of all ages on a regular basis; particularly useful for Special Educational Needs Coordinators, class teachers and other professionals directly supporting autistic children in the classroom.

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Autism & Eating Disorders

15th March, 2023
9:30 am-12:30 pm

This 2 part course is designed for professionals working in a school environment who work with autistic children of all ages on a regular basis; particularly useful for Special Educational Needs Coordinators, class teachers and other professionals directly supporting autistic children in the classroom.

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Autism & Sensory Processing for Practitioners

21st March, 2023
9:30 am-12:30 pm

A tier 2 workshop explaining the relationship between autism and sensory processing differences, in autistic people of all ages.

To explore:

  • the impact of sensory processing differences on the lives of autistic individuals
  • resources and strategies to support health and wellbeing due to sensory challenges
  • when to ask for professional input

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the course handouts and zoom link.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates.

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5-Week Training Course

12th November, 2022
Ends: 10th December, 2022
9:45 am-1:00 pm

This course is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please call 01234 214871.

 

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

New Workshops for Parents & Carers

16th November, 2022
Ends: 24th January, 2023
12:00 am

These workshops are now fully booked.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for any of the workshops,

 please call 01234 214871.

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