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Spectrum Course - for parents and carers of children aged 8 and over
This course is for parents and carers of children living in Northamptonshire, with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism, aged from 8 to 19 years.
This is a 6 week course held on Wednesdays from 6.00 to 8.00 pm on the following dates:
7th June 2017
14th June 2017
21st June 2017
28th June 2017
5th July 2017
12th July 2017
The venue is fully accessible.
Parking: Car park available.
We are offering two adult places per child, if both parents/carers are not able to attend then one parent can bring another adult along (this could be a relative or a friend). However we do ask that the same people attend all of the sessions, if possible.
We are offering a place on all 6 sessions and we ask for your attendance at all sessions.
There are no facilities for children and the course content is not suitable for children or young people.
The topics covered are shown below.
Week 1 - Introduction to Autism: What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder and what are the associated difficulties
Week 2 - Communication and Introducing Visual Supports - Looking at areas of communication: Understanding of language, Expressive language
Week 3 - Joint Attention and Social Interaction - Attention and social understanding and how that impacts on social interactions
Week 4 - A representative from Northamptonshire's Information, Advice and Support Service will be discussing Special Educational Needs support in education. We will speak about the relevant legislation to child with autism in education, help you to understand your rights and discuss relevant support strategies that can be used in school based on the strategies learnt in the last 3 weeks.
Week 5 - Understanding Behaviour - To help you understand your child’s behaviour and introduce some practical strategies to effectively support behaviour and building on the most suitable practical strategies to effectively support behaviour
Week 6 - Emotional Literacy and Consolidation – Understanding how to help children and young people with Autism learn what emotions are, how they feel and what they can do when they feel them as well as consolidating everything learnt so far.
Please note that if there are insufficient numbers to make this course viable, the event may be cancelled, and you will be informed in advance of the start date.