Support in a safe, private and confidential group

Early Bird Plus is aimed at parents and carers of autistic children aged five and under nine. The programme combines the supportive dynamic of group sessions with the individualised, one-to-one support of home visits*.

The Early Bird Plus programme consists of eight sessions, each of which are 2.5 hours in length, and two home visits*. Programmes are run for up to six families at a time. Each family is allocated three places on the Early Bird programme: two for parents or carers and one for an accompanying professional.

Every session of the programme includes discussion and participation during which parents are encouraged to consider how the techniques and strategies discussed could be used to support their child.

Topics covered include:

  • understanding autism
  • understanding and supporting sensory differences
  • communication
  • supporting and developing interaction
  • socialisation and self-awareness
  • understanding and interpreting behaviour
  • supporting behaviour
  • moving forward
  • home visits* – opportunity to individualise and discuss the information covered within programme.

All families and their supporting professional will be provided with a copy of the Early Bird Plus Parent Book which supports each of the group sessions.

The Early Bird Plus programme aims to increase parental understanding of well-researched and recognised autism best practice in order to empower them and develop their resilience

What next?

Please note we are not doing sessions in person at the moment, due to the coronavirus situation. Our training programmes are now delivered online via Zoom, so come and join us!

Training sessions for parents, family, teachers and key workers of diagnosed young people aged 5 – 10 years.

Upcoming dates for 2021:

Date: Every Tuesday from 20th April – 29th June 2021 (excluding half term)

Time: 10:00am-12.30pm

To be held at 33 Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2BN*

If you think this programme could be beneficial to you, please apply below and we will phone or email you to discuss further arrangements.

*Subject to change

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Teen Life is a six-session programme for parents/carers of young people aged 10 to 16 years on the autism spectrum.

Programmes are run for up to six families at a time. Each family is allocated three places on the Teen Life programme: two for parents or carers and one for an accompanying professional.

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