Making A Positive Start (MAPS) Parent Programme
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MAPS PARENT SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER UPDATES.
MAPS (Making A Positive Start)
These sessions are for parents or carers of children under the age of 6 recently diagnosed with autism by the 'Social Communication Clinic' (SCC) and living in Enfield.
MAPS is a series of 5 information sessions about autism:
- Session 1 - 'Meet & Greet' (Optional)
- Session 2 - 'What Is Autism?' (Mandatory)
- Session 3 - 'Strategies To Use At Home' (Mandatory)
- Session 4 - 'Understanding Behaviour' (Mandatory)
- Session 5 - 'Community Resources' (Mandatory)
Please click here for more information about these sessions.
The optional coffee morning is a chance to meet some other parents whose children have also recently received a diagnosis of autism. It is an informal session where you can have a cup of coffee and introduce yourself and your child to the other parents in the group.
The sessions are a chance to meet with professionals to find out more about autism, what support is available in Enfield and some top tips to understand behaviour, communication, interaction and sensory differences.
A free crèche is currently provided by the venue for a limited number of children to support parents with childcare so that they can participate in this programme. Please contact the administrator on 0208 353 4186 for further details.
There should be no need to apply for this course as the service will contact parents automatically after their child has been diagnosed. There is a very long waiting list for this course but parents will be offered a place as soon as one becomes available. Parents who have not accessed MAPS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's diagnostic report attached to confirm their diagnosis of autism.
Professionals can also refer parents for MAPS following this same process. If you have any questions or queries in relation to accessing MAPS please email email@example.com or call 0208 353 4186.
Please see the flyer below for details and dates of the current sessions being delivered this term. You can also download a PDF copy of the below flyer here.