Free Insiders’ Guide Course for Parents and Carers

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Do you have a child with severe learning needs, challenging behaviours or Autism? The Insider’s Guide is a free course that we have found parents have really valued, helping them build their long-term strength and find ways to get the best out of the people who work wit

The course starts on 5 June, and is on Wednesdays over five sessions, with time for a break and a cuppa. The first four sessions run from 10am to 1.30pm. The longer final session is on 3 July from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

This course is most useful to parents who have children with learning difficulties, challenging behaviours and/or Autism.

We will pay any additional childcare or travel expenses if this enables parents who would find difficulty to attend to take part as we believe this is such a valuable course.

Course modules:
Module 1: The Journey So Far – Finding out what we have in common
Module 2: Travelling On – Managing stress and building resilience
Module 3: Getting the Best out of Others – Handling tricky meetings and planning for success
Module 4: Understanding Challenging Behaviours – Thinking about different behaviours and what can trigger children kicking off
Module 5: Managing Challenging Behaviours – Exploring ways of positively dealing with the behaviours
Module 6: Looking Ahead – Reflecting on the course, what’s worth taking on the journey ahead

The feedback from the courses has been very positive, with some describing it as a life-changing experience:

”I don’t meet other parents much because my child gets taxied to school. It was great to meet other parents and find out they were having the same problems”.

“You know when you are absolutely worn down and your child has not been well and everything seems to be going wrong, you can have self-doubt after a few years … so it was nice to talk it through and, you think, yeah, I do a damn good job”

If you may benefit from this course, do please get in touch as soon as possible and we will arrange for our parent trainer to contact you.

To find out more about the course and to book your place, please contact Karen Bull on 01422 343090 or email