Presentation on theme: "What’s Really Important? Chocolate or… Offering training and support to parents of children and young people on the autistic spectrum, who display challenging."— Presentation transcript:
What’s Really Important? Chocolate or… Offering training and support to parents of children and young people on the autistic spectrum, who display challenging behaviour.
Problems What is the problem? Who is it a problem for?
The Course 5 weekly 2 hour sessions PI’s introduced towards the end Set up and run in partnership Preparation Mixture of small and large groups Mixture of curriculum delivery and groupwork
week by week Week 1 Autism overview and what is the problem? Week 2 Development, eating sleeping and pooing Week 3 Stages of an incident, crisis and environments Week 4 An insiders view Week 4 Trouble shooting and physical work
What’s Useful and what’s not about… Interaction
First we need to be free from the complex of superiority Next we need to be free from the complex of inferiority And Finally we need to be free from the complex of equality
Troubleshooting Expect Emotion Break out rooms High staff ratio Parent staff Awareness around PI’s Further work needed? Follow ups Multi agency involvement ‘Jonas said….’ Simple confidentiality
Evaluations ‘Thank you for making such a difference to our children’s lives. Your work is so worthwhile.’ ‘R is back to being a happy child, the household is much calmer.’ ‘This has been an invaluable course. I learned more on this course about how to help my child than in four years of attending sessions at our mental health centre.’ ‘Very refreshing to be told how it is straight, in a way that we recognise, to be true to reality, rather than skating around the issues.’ This was a very helpful, enlightening, reassuring experience that has made me feel I am not alone.’ ‘The fact that it was only parents and not professionals meant that I didn’t feel judged.’ 87% described the course as having an impact on their children