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Sharing a diagnosis: What to say and do; when, why and how.

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Who Should Attend:

Parents, carers and professionals supporting them.

Why you should attend:

Sharing a child’s diagnosis with those around them in a caring and positive way can make a huge difference in their wellbeing and impact their well-being in the long term. This session will help you to do that better.

Session Aims:

To support parents in sharing a diagnosis with their child, siblings, wider family and professionals


When you have finished this session, you will be able to:

  • Play the waiting game

  • Understand how the diagnostic process works and why timing matters

  • Know why it’s good to share the diagnosis

  • Understand the impact that a diagnosis can have on parents

  • Know where you are in the process of moving towards acceptance

  • Understand what your child needs to know

  • Understand what to say at each age and stage of your child’s development

  • Know about age-appropriate resources

  • Understand about sharing the knowledge with siblings

  • Understand how to help your child know when to share that information with others and how to do it

  • Know how to tell members of your wider family

  • Understand who else needs to know and how to tell them.

About a Different Joy and Sarah Jane Critchley

The Different Joy Approach

The Different Joy approach combines the best in up to date research and good practice with a positive, respectful and practical approach to help autistic children, young people and their families speak their truths, honour the struggle and live calmer, happier lives of their own choosing.

About Sarah-Jane Critchley

Sarah-Jane is passionate about helping autistic people, their families, friends and supporters live happier lives of their own choosing. She is the internationally recognised author of 'A Different Joy: the parents' guide to living better with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and more...', and ‘The Different Joy Planner’ and a contributing author to two books on Girls and Autism to be published by Jessica Kingsley and Routledge in 2019 and has written for Charity Finance and ICSA. She is a keynote speaker and presented on autism education in China, Scotland, Italy and Greece. Her speaking clients include the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), the TES, NASEN, The National Autistic Society, Autism Europe and Babcock Education. She also hosts monthly training and support for members of the Different Joy Academy.

For over 10 years, Sarah-Jane was with the Autism Education Trust working with a range of stakeholders to improve educational provision for young people with autism and securing continuous funding from the UK Department for Education of £6m. She has been instrumental in the development, monitoring and management of a number of workforce development programmes including training that has reached over 190,000 education-based staff in England in 7 years. Sarah-Jane was an influential member of the Transforming Autism Education project adapting the AET’s highly successful training programme to meet the context and needs of professionals in Italy and Greece funded by the EU ERASMUS programme.

She designed and delivered marketing programmes and training in the management of key clients for the Construction Industry. She worked on the business plan and management buy-out for the privatisation of a facilities management company and subsequently implemented sales and marketing programmes for the new company. She has had extensive operational and facilities management experience including leadership of over 100 staff and an operational budget in excess of £17M. Sarah-Jane holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialising in the management of change from City University. She is a mother to two autistic teenagers (a late-diagnosed girl and a boy), and an autistic husband, all of whom are wonderful.

Sign up to the Different Joy Academy for monthly training and support here: https://differentjoy.kartra.com/page/DifferentJoyAcademyMonthlySignUp

A Different Joy & the Different Joy Planner can be bought here with bonuses: https://differentjoy.kartra.com/page/ADifferentJoybookLFSL

Or from Amazon in paperback or Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Different-Joy-Parents-Living-Dyslexia/dp/0993255140/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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