- Parent Support Offer
- Parent Support Cuppa and Chat Sessions
- Parent Workshop Programme Dates
- Autism: Training, Links and Support (ATLAS) Parent Programme
- Cygnet Parent Information Sessions About Autism
- Ideas and Tips for Parents
- Recommended Reading for Parents
- Autism Education Trust Parent Guide
- Parent Newsletter
Autism: Training, Links and Support (ATLAS)
ATLAS (Autism: Training, Links and Support)
ATLAS is a series of five information sessions for parents/carers of children under 6 with autism delivered via Zoom. There will also be an optional coffee morning after the course. You will meet professionals and volunteers who support children with autism and their families, find out more about what it means to have a diagnosis of autism, and learn about some of the things you can do at home to support your child. These sessions are for parents/carers of children recently diagnosed with autism by the Social Communication Clinic (SCC) and living in Enfield.
ATLAS is a series of 5 information sessions about autism:
- Session 1 - What Is Autism?
An introduction to the areas of difference experienced by children with autism. Delivered by Helen Cooke (Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Lead for Autism)
- Session 2 – Functional OT
Strategies to help your child develop their self-care skills that are used within everyday routines.
Delivered by Daniella Fink (Occupational Therapist)
- Session 3 - Communication and Sensory
How you can support your child with their communication and sensory differences in daily routines.
Delivered by Joanne Dudley (Specialist Autism and Communication Practitioner)
- Session 4 - Enabling well-being for learning
A chance to think about behaviour and autism using a framework to problem-solve behaviours in a positive way.
Delivered by Rachel Friend and Rebekah Boyd (Senior Educational Psychologist)
- Session 5 - Community Resources
Parents of children with autism will help you to understand what it is like to be an autism parent. Parent Support Advisors will introduce you to the huge range of support that you can access in the Enfield Community.
Delivered by Natasha Rajamahendra, Sandeep Chal and Ayisha Ankrah (Enfield Branch of the National Autistic Society), Marsha Walton and Jacky Stevenson (Parent Support Advisors, Enfield Advisory Service for Autism)
There should be no need to apply for this course as the service will contact parents automatically after their child has been diagnosed. Parents who have not accessed ATLAS or whose child has been diagnosed privately or in another borough, and now currently reside in Enfield, can request a place on a future course by emailing email@example.com.
Professionals can also refer parents for ATLAS by following the same process or by filling out the ATLAS Referral form. If you have any questions or queries in relation to accessing ATLAS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 353 4186.
Please see the leaflet below for more details.