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Parenting Programmes and Courses

Please find information below about parenting programmes and educational courses available to you and your families:

 

Christmas Pack for Parents

Free Courses for Parents this Autumn Term

EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus Information 2022-2023

About the Programme:

The National Autistic Society EarlyBird (parents whose children are aged up to 5) and EarlyBirdPlus (parents whose children are aged 5-9) are programmes for families whose child/children have a diagnosis or are likely to receive a diagnosis of autism. Through the EarlyBird programme, parents and carers will learn more about autism. Two carers from each family can attend the 8-week programme and discover new ways to support their child, following a diagnosis.

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Improving communications and interactions with children under five
  • Using structure to support their child in a range of settings and situations
  • Developing basic play and social skills
  • Understanding and supporting their child's behaviour

 

Gill Stoll and Louise Pryce are the National Autistic Society EarlyBird trainers for Riverside School. We work with parents and carers of autistic children.

 

The group sessions will be held at Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way, Waterlooville, PO7 7AY (situated in Asda car park). Free parking is available towards the back of the community centre.

Commencing at times 9:30-11:30am on:

  • Wednesday 11th January
  • Wednesday 18th January
  • Wednesday 25th January
  • Wednesday 1st February
  • Wednesday 8th February
  • Wednesday 15th February
  • Wednesday 1st March
  • Wednesday 8th March

 

We ask for a voluntary donation of £35. This covers the cost of your copy of the EarlyBird Parent Book. Parents and carers should be able to commit to all sessions. Please email louise.pryce@riverside.hants.sch.uk or gill.stoll@riverside.hants.sch.uk for more information and to sign up.

 

 

EarlyBird Plus

 

EarlyBirdPlus (parents whose children are aged 5-9) are programmes for families whose child/children have a diagnosis or are likely to receive a diagnosis of autism. Through the EarlyBird programme, parents and carers will learn more about autism. Two carers from each family can attend the 8-week programme and discover new ways to support their child, following a diagnosis.

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Improving communications and interactions with children, Using structure to support their child in a range of settings and situations
  • Developing basic play and social skills
  • Understanding and supporting their child's behaviour

 

Early Birds Plus will be held at Morelands Primary School, Crookhorn Lane, Waterlooville, PO7 5QL. Commencing weekly 9:30-11:30:

  • Wednesday 19th April 2023
  • Wednesday 26th April 2023
  • Wednesday 3rd May 2023
  • Wednesday 10th May 2023
  • Wednesday 17th May 2023
  • Wednesday 24th May 2023
  • Wednesday 7th June 2023
  • Wednesday 14th June 2023

 

We ask for a voluntary donation of £35. This covers the cost of your copy of the EarlyBird Parent Book. Parents and carers should be able to commit to all sessions, to secure a placement please email louise.pryce@riverside.hants.sch.uk or gill.stoll@riverside.hants.sch.uk

 

 

 

Havant and Waterlooville Get Together

Havant and Waterlooville Get Together with parent carers of children and young people with additional needs.

 

"Our Get Togethers are a chance to share experiences, discuss local issues, and enjoy an informal session with other local parents. There will be regular guest speakers, tea/coffee/biscuits, support each other in your roles as parent carers."

 

By Hampshire Parent Carer Network (www.hpcn.org.uk)

Contact: participation@hpcn.org.uk

 

Hampshire Parent and Carer Network | Calendar (hpcn.org.uk)

Hampshire Parent and Carer Network | Get Togethers (hpcn.org.uk)

 

 

THOMAS Training - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Educational Psychology Training

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Educational Psychology THOMAS Training (For supporting children aged five and under with social communication needs/Autism)

  • To develop and improve the educational experience of Hampshire children with complex social communication difficulties.
  • Suitable for parents and staff across a range of educational settings working with children throughout the foundation stage, run by two Educational Psychologists.
  • This course offers a balance of theoretical perspectives, including the nature of the Autism spectrum and in-depth practical approaches/supportive strategies.
  • If possible, it will be delivered in person (Covid-19 pandemic dependent - dates and times below).
  • If we are unable to meet in person, the course has been adapted to be delivered online via Microsoft TEAMS over three half days.

 

It includes:

  • Theories, strengths and needs for children with Autism/social communication needs
  • Structured approaches to learning and living (e.g. visual support systems)
  • Developing communication and interaction (including the supportive strategies of imitation, special time, picture communication systems and social stories)
  • Frameworks for assessing and developing play (including identiplay and play scripts)
  • Understanding and managing behaviour
  • Sensory issues and supportive approaches

 

 

 

CAMHS Events


 

Book your workshop space: Events – CAMHS (hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk)

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