Daisy Chain is the North East Regional Lead for The Autism Education Trust (AET) which is supported by the Department for Education (DfE). These courses offer staff working in education settings a range of training options, practical strategies and free resources to enable them to support autistic children and young people from the ages 0-25 years in both mainstream and specialist settings.

As licensed trainers for Stockton-on-Tees and Darlington we can deliver these to all early years settings, schools and post-16 providers. This training is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited.

This can be delivered face-to-face at our centre; in your own work place or virtually.

Upcoming Good Autism Practice dates:

2024
Early Years GAP – Tuesday 27th February, 9.30 am-4.00 pm
Schools GAP – Tuesday 19th March, 9.30 am-4.00 pm
Early Years GAP – Tuesday 14th May, 9.30 am-4.00 pm

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To discuss our Autism Education Trust training please contact the training team:

Email – aet.training@daisychainproject.co.uk

Telephone 01642 531248 (Option 4)

Find out more about the different types of training on offer below.

Making Sense of Autism(2 hours)

This is a raising awareness module for everyone working in early years settings. This includes teachers, support staff, office staff, lunchtime supervisors, catering staff, transport staff and governors. Training prices start at £295 for up to 20 staff for the Making Sense of Autism module.  If your team is larger please contact us for a quote.

 

Good Autism Practice – (1 day)

In this module, we take delegates through some of the distinct learning needs, strengths and difficulties that autistic children share, whilst helping delegates to take note of individual differences. Participants are given the opportunity to start thinking about a particular autistic child and their learning needs, along with ways in which they can adjust and adapt their own practice and the learning environment.  Good Autism Practice costs are from £95 per person.  (Minimum of five delegates if delivered in your own setting).

 

Anxiety – (2 hours)

These sessions are aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and SENCOs.  Following lockdown and all of the changes which pupils’ experience, there are potentially higher levels of anxiety being experienced by both neurotypical and neurodiverse children.  This course will identify how pupils may express anxiety and give strategies to help to reduce and prevent anxiety, which can also then help to improve school attendance.  The price for these sessions is £295 for up to 20 staff.

 

Exclusions – (2 hours)

 These sessions are aimed at teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and Headteachers to enable to them to be able to put strategies in place, both strategic and operational which will prevent the need to exclude pupils.  The price for these sessions is £295 for up to 20 staff.

 

Social stories – (2 hours)

We have developed a module of our own on the topic of Social Stories. This is a 2-hour session which can be delivered in your setting. You will learn about the purpose of social stories, identifying issues to write social stories for, and how to write and implement social stories which are unique to the individual. This is a great interactive session, with lots of examples as social stories can really help autistic children and young people to learn new skills, adapt their behaviours, understand instructions or scenarios, take on board information from another person’s perspective, and prepare for transitions or change. The cost is £295 for up to 20 delegates.

 

What early years settings have said about our training . . .

“The training was brilliant – it taught me a lot about autism and the children I work with. Pauline delivered the training brilliantly and kept us engaged!”

 

Making sense of Autism – (2 hours)

This is a raising awareness module for everyone working in school settings. This includes the support staff, office staff, lunchtime supervisors, caterers, transport staff and governors.  Training prices start at £295 for up to 20 staff for the Making Sense of Autism module.

If your team is larger please contact us for a quote.

 

Good Autism Practice – (1 day)

This module is for practitioners who work directly with autistic students (5-16). It provides practitioners with practical strategies when working with autistic pupils.  Good Autism Practice costs are from £95 per person.  (Minimum of five delegates if delivered in your own setting).

 

Anxiety – (2 hours)

These sessions are aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and SENCOs.  Following lockdown and all of the changes which pupils’ experience, there are potentially higher levels of anxiety being experienced by both neurotypical and neurodiverse children.  This course will identify how pupils may express anxiety and give strategies to help to reduce and prevent it, which can also then help to improve school attendance.  The price for these sessions is £295 for up to 20 staff.

 

Exclusions – (2 hours)

These sessions are aimed at teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and Headteachers to enable to them to be able to put strategies in place, both strategic and operational which will prevent the need to exclude pupils.  The price for these sessions is £295 for up to 20 staff.

 

Social stories – (2 hours)

We have developed a module of our own on the topic of Social Stories. This is a 2-hour session which can be delivered in your setting. You will learn about the purpose of social stories, identifying issues to write social stories for, and how to write and implement social stories which are unique to the individual. This is a great interactive session, with lots of examples as social stories can really help autistic children and young people to learn new skills, adapt their behaviours, understand instructions or scenarios, take on board information from another person’s perspective, and prepare for transitions or change. The cost is £295 for up to 20 delegates.

 

What schools have said about our training . . .

“This was a very informative session highlighting the importance of communication skills needed, understanding each child is different, requiring individualised approaches.

I not only found the training relevant and specific, I also found it interactive allowing questions to be asked and answered in an informative way.”

Making Sense of Autism – (2 hours)

This module is for everyone involved in the post-16 sector who would benefit from an understanding of autism. This includes teaching staff, support staff, office staff, caterers, transport staff, employers and careers advisors. Training prices start at £295 for up to 20 staff. If your team is larger please contact us for a quote.

 

Good Autism Practice – (1 day)

This module is for practitioners and staff working in a range of post-16 settings, including general colleges of further education, independent specialist providers, mainstream and specialist schools with post-16 provision, sixth form colleges, work-based learning providers and adult and community learning providers. Good Autism Practice costs are from £95 per person. (Minimum of five delegates if delivered in your own setting).

 

Transition to employment – (2 hours)

This module explains the recruitment barriers autistic people face in accessing employment. It promotes the benefits of employing autistic people and guides employers to implement accessible recruitment and section processes and to make reasonable adjustments. The price for these sessions is £295 for up to 20 staff.

 

Anxiety – (2 hours)

These sessions are aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and SENCOs. Following lockdown and all of the changes which pupils experienc, there are potentially higher levels of anxiety being experienced by both neurotypical and neurodiverse children. This course will identify how pupils may express anxiety and gives strategies to help to reduce and prevent anxiety, which can also then help to improve school attendance. The price for these sessions is £295 for up to 20 staff.

 

Exclusions – (2 hours)

These sessions are aimed at teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and Headteachers to enable to them to be able to put strategies in place, both strategic and operational which will prevent the need to exclude pupils. The price for these sessions is £295 for up to 20 staff.

 

Social Stories – (2 hours)

We have developed a module of our own on the topic of Social Stories. This is a 2-hour session which can be delivered in your setting. You will learn about the purpose of social stories, identifying issues to write social stories for, and how to write and implement social stories which are unique to the individual. This is a great interactive session, with lots of examples as social stories can really help autistic children and young people to learn new skills, adapt their behaviours, understand instructions or scenarios, take on board information from another person’s perspective, and prepare for transitions or change. The cost is £295 for up to 20 delegates.

 

What post-16 providers have said about our training . . .

“The training has helped me to use new techniques in my approach.”

The Understanding Myself programme has been developed by Daisy Chain as part of the Autism in Schools Project which is a national initiative. It has been piloted and adapted in co-production with neurodiverse young people and is underpinned by numerous psychological theories and practices.

Find out more: https://www.daisychainproject.co.uk/training-children-young-people/

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