Training Workshops for Parents and Carers

The parenting skills needed to parent a child with autism are very different to those needed for a neurotypical child. Many traditional parenting methods and skills are questioned as they often don’t work. All advice and skills imparted are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals and their families. This will sometimes require a parent to reconsider their parenting patterns.

My motive, aims and objectives are to empower parents and carers with valuable tried and tested strategies throughout the education and care setting, thus ‘bridging the gap’ between outside care and the home. The workshops encompass and embrace the whole family looking at ‘what fits best for all’.


The workshops are designed to impart a valuable working knowledge of autism management and to encourage a better understand of autism and the child. They are developed to build confidence and success for both parent and child and are very much child centred working from the premise that all children with autism are individuals and therefore have individual needs.

  • The workshops can be individually developed to meet the needs of the group, like a ‘pick and mix ’or can follow a fixed outline (please see list below).
  • These workshops only run in term time, within school hours (9.30am to 2.30pm).
  • For Evening parent groups I suggest a series of 4 X 2hrs workshops.

(This year's training programmes for parents are currently being confirmed)

Workshops / Modules available

  • An introduction to understanding autism and Aspergers Syndrome
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Theory of Mind (the ‘why’ factor)
  • Practical solution focused guides on:
    • Behaviours' that challenge
    • Building routines and communication
    • Social skills
    • Eating
    • Sleeping
    • Toileting
    • School holidays and festivities/going on holiday


These vary. Please contact me for further details.


"Children with autism are not naughty, they are autistic"

Nicole Goodman