EarlyBird Plus is a six-session course for parents and carers of autistic children aged 5 to 9 and members of school staff who support their children.
It aims to help them to understand more about autism and autistic children of primary school age and their behaviour, discussing strategies and sharing ideas about how to communicate with and support them.
Developed by the National Autistic Society with input from parents and autistic young people, the course aims to promote a consistent approach across settings such as home and school, so parents and carers are encouraged to attend the sessions with an education professional who is working regularly with their child, if possible.
Forthcoming courses: Further EarlyBird Plus courses will be available in 2021. As places are limited, we will be prioritising parents and carers whose children have recently received an autism diagnosis.
Please note that these courses are currently taking place online, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If you have any questions about the content of the EarlyBird Plus course, please contact the Autism Berkshire family support team on 01189 594 594 (option 1) or email email@example.com
The Autism Berkshire staff leading the courses have all undertaken training with the National Autistic Society to become licensed EarlyBird Plus trainers.
- Our EarlyBird Plus courses are funded by the Gerald Palmer Eling Trust, based at Hermitage, near Newbury.
“EarlyBird Plus is an absolute must to help you begin to learn and understand how your child’s mind works”
A parent who took the course with the National Autistic Society’s EarlyBird team