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Barnardo's Cygnet Course (Secondary) - East Somerset

Outline

The Cygnet Course is designed for parents and carers of children and young people of secondary school age with an autistic spectrum condition. We would encourage a member of staff from the young person’s school to accompany the parents and carers on the course.

Description

The Cygnet course is delivered over six, three hour sessions.

To provide families of children with Autism information and understanding about Autism and its management /support available to meet the child/young person’s needs and developmental level.
The course takes place in a supportive environment where parents/carers can share advice and experiences.

The course covers 6 areas, including
  • An Overview of Autism
  • Understanding Autism – how children think and learn most effectively.
  • The Four key areas of difference
  • Social Skills and Communication
  • Sensory processing Differences
  • Understanding Behaviour
  • Supporting and Managing Behaviour

Programme

Day 1: 05/11/2019 | 10:00 - 13:00

Title: Session 1
Venue: Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry, Advisory Teacher

Day 2: 12/11/2019 | 10:00 - 13:00

Title: Session 2
Venue: Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry, Advisory Teacher

Day 3: 19/11/2019 | 10:00 - 13:00

Title: Session 3
Venue: Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry, Advisory Teacher

Day 4: 26/11/2019 | 10:00 - 13:00

Title: Session 4
Venue: Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry, Advisory Teacher

Day 5: 03/12/2019 | 10:00 - 13:00

Title: Session 5
Venue: Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry, Advisory Teacher

Day 6: 10/12/2019 | 10:00 - 13:00

Title: Session 6
Venue: Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry, Advisory Teacher

Outcomes

  • To give parents and carers an opportunity to share ideas and strategies and to learn from one another.
  • To increase confidence in supporting children with Autism to understand their communication style.
  • To empower parents and carers to devise their own strategies to best support their own children in the future and to develop independence.
  • To give you a better understanding and awareness of the autistic spectrum and the way that it affects young children within the home setting.
  • To highlight strategies proven to support children on the autistic spectrum.

Booking Information

This programme is presented quite informally in suitably sized groups. There will be two trainers presenting and at least one of these will be an advisory teacher from the Autism and Communication Service. A commitment is required that you will be able to attend all 6 sessions. Sessions will start promptly at 10am.

This course is fully funded to parents and a member of the school staff.

Please apply for this course via your school SENCO or PFSA who will have to complete a Cygnet for Parent Referral Form - a diagnosis of autism is required or attendance with the agreement of your child's paediatrician.

Audience

Parents whose children have a diagnosis of autism. This course is intended for the parents of children aged 11-18 years and places are also available to staff members in a supporting role.

05 Nov 2019 10:00 - 13:00

Autism and Communication Service.
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Day 1: 05 Nov 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Session 1
Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry
Day 2: 12 Nov 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Session 2
Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry
Day 3: 19 Nov 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Session 3
Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry
Day 4: 26 Nov 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Session 4
Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry
Day 5: 03 Dec 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Session 5
Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry
Day 6: 10 Dec 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Session 6
Holy Trinity Church School (Trinity Hall) Lime Tree Avenue Yeovil Somerset BA20 2PW
Trainer: Amanda Perry
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