A 3 week programme will provide parents and/or relatives with an understanding of the definition of ASD. Parents will explore a range of strategies to support their child’s social, emotional and educational development.
Parents will learn:
Week One: What is Autism?
This workshop will look at: a definition of Autism; how is it diagnosed; who is affected by ASD; what is the ‘spectrum’; how is life affected by a disorder.
Week Two: Dealing with challenging behaviour.
This workshop will explore: what is challenging behaviour; why does challenging behaviour occur; how to decide on the functions of behaviour; how to treat challenging behaviour and how to protect yourself from injury.
Week Three: Social Skills.
What are social skills: the importance of teaching social skills to children and young people with ASD; how to teach social skills to your child. Participants will be provided with a selection of social skills games to bring home.