Autistic Spectrum Conditions ASC / Autistic Spectrum Disorders ASD / Autism

Autism is not an illness. Being autistic does not mean you have an illness or disease. It means your brain works in a different way from other people. It's something you're born with or first appears when you're very young. If you're autistic, you're autistic your whole life. Autism is not a medical condition with treatments or a "cure".​

Autistic people may:

  • find it hard to communicate and interact with other people

  • find it hard to understand how other people think or feel

  • find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable

  • get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events

  • take longer to understand information

  • do or think the same things over and over

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Courses

Cygnets Autism Programme 

Online version of the Cygnets Core programme for parents and carers of children aged 5-19 with a diagnosis of Autism living in the Morecambe Bay area. Currently enrolling parents for

  • Online Core Programme. (Free. Funded by CCG) 6 weekly sessions with weekly video calls, phone and email support.

Please email Lucy Ellis at cygnetsnorthlancs@gmail.com 

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Autism Learns

A 4 part series of Zoom Webinars for parents and professionals. Pricing starts at £29.99 for parents. 

https://www.autismlearns.co.uk/ 

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Isabella Trust

Currently enrolling people for  

  • Autism and Anxiety 30th June 2020

  • Autism and Transitions 7th July 2020

  • Autism and Puberty 14th July 2020

  • Autism and introduction to ADHD 28th July 2020

Please email info@isabellatrust.org

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Schudio

Currently enrolling people for  

  • Preparing Autistic and SEND children for going back to school.

  • The Big Transitions for Autistic and SEND Pupils after Lockdown

Please email support@schudio.tv

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Witherslack

Recorded webinars also available to watch now :

  • An autism friendly compass: practical hints and tips for successful autism friendly days at home

  • Coronavirus and the neurodiverse family-understanding the changing demands and coping mechanisms

  • Autism: ‘build a lighthouse’ of understanding

  • A webinar hosted for Autism Champions Let me communicate!! – How seeing behaviour differently can change everything

Please book via the website https://witherslackgroup.co.uk/webinars/

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Sunshine Support

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 Current offer includes:

  • Understanding Autism in Early Years (Available until 30th June 2020)

  • Autism in Adolescence + Adulthood - Pre-Recorded Webinar (Available until 30th June 2020)

  • What is Pathological Demand Avoidance? How can I help my child who has a PDA profile? (Available until 30th June 2020)

  • Exploring the difference of presentation of Autism in females. (Available until 13th July

 

Please book via https://www.sunshine-support.org/events

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Studio 3

 Current offer includes:

  • Psychoeducation: Should I Tell My Child They Have Autism and How?​

Please email info@studio3.org

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Reachout ASC

Lynn has produced a series of online courses and has linked up with Schudio to create a platform for people to subscribe monthly to access it. The platform is called "Getting it right" 

Titles include:

  • Autism and Anxiety (available now)

  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (coming soon)

  • Supporting autistic girls (coming soon)

  • Supporting Autistic Learners (Primary / Secondary) (coming soon)

  • Supporting Autistic children in the Early Years (coming soon)

  • Reflecting and responding to behaviour of concern.

  • The Big Transitions for Autistic and SEND pupils after lockdown

  • Preparing Autistic & SEND Children for going back to school

https://www.schudio.tv/bundles/getting-in-right-membership

For courses and links on PDA click here

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