Autism - Practical Tips for Parents Part 2 - Online Course - Family Learning - 18:00-20:00

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 6pm - 8pm
No. sessions 6
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost Free

About this course

This course is suitable for parents, grandparents, family members and people who care and support a child with (or without) a diagnosis of autism who have previously completed Part One of the Autism – Practical Tips course. This is an on line course where you will have an opportunity to follow on and explore and discuss further topics associated with autism in the comfort of your own home. 

What will be covered on the course?  

  • Common misconceptions – stereotyping, the media. What can we do to help others understand? 
  • Communication and social interaction. Discuss the links between speech and language and social development. Let’s get creative and develop resources to help bridge the different ways of thinking and learning 
  • Sensory processing differences, diet and developing constructive environments to help ease anxiety and stress 
  • Strategies to help with transitions, ie moving home, education settings, change in family circumstances. 
  • Getting involved with individual support plans using a person centred approach.  
  • How legislation underpins support for individuals with autism 

What will learners achieve by the end of the course?  

  • By the end of the course all learners will have had the opportunity to gain a further understanding of autism and explore strategies that support with misconceptions, communication difficulties and transition. Learners will be able to understand more about sensory differences, diet and person centred planning. Learners will have the opportunity to be part of a supportive network of people who have the happiness and well-being of individuals with autism at heart.   

What skills or knowledge do learners already need to have to attend the course? 

  • No prior skills or knowledge is required for the course just a willingness to listen and share ideas. 

You will need:

  • Notebook and pen 

Please ensure you have a quiet and private space to access this course. The discussions and topics can be of a personal nature and it is important when sharing strategies to help children we can uphold their privacy and ensure safeguarding practices. 

Reading materials and references will be shared weekly 


As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.

Booking your place and fee information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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