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Sarah Houghton-Birrell and Associates Statement re: Covid 19
Sarah Houghton-Birrell and Associates are currently staying safe and helping to keep others safe in this time of pandemic by providing current ongoing programmes of learning i.e. Level 3 or 4 courses, with alternative options for delivery and using the time for our own personal , professional and business development. Any prearranged in-person group training has been postponed until further notice by partner organisations who commissioned the training.
Over the coming months we will be in touch via this website or our database to keep you updated with any changes in delivery or business model based on current and future circumstances and ultimately on safety and public health recommendations specific to our local area and when we feel confidence in the risk to health being fully mitigated . Thank you for your understanding and patience at this complex time. Stay safe and take care.
My training, consultation and advice services can support you to understand, translate and relate to the range of difficulties, as well as strengths, experienced by autistic individuals of any age or ability and help you to problem solve challenges with learning, behaviour and inclusion encountered in your setting as well as providing practical skills based upon evidence based good autism practice. This combination of teamwork can be transformative. For more detail of what I offer please see the relevant pages on my website or contact me personally for a free initial consultation.
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I feel validated having completed the training , having an autism specific qualification enables me to confidently carry out my work , knowing my interactions are fact based.The knowledge and experience I have built up over the years has new worth, I have an improved confidence to support both young people and parents going forward. (Level 4 Understanding and Applying Good Practice with People with Autism)
Thank you so much for yesterday it was extremely helpful. The strategies and advice were great and we will definitely be putting some of these into practice. (Small group consultation)
I learned more on this course than in the whole of my SEN Masters! Every day I use the ideas and techniques, they are invaluable and make a real difference. Would recommend for everyone working with those with autism, you won’t get a better grounding and practical skills anywhere. (Level 4 Understanding and Applying Good Practice with People with Autism)
I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel that I have developed and learned so much more than just a greater insight into autism and I think that this will continue to stay with me for a very long time. The ability to understand his needs alone will help us all. From an autism Mummy I think that all autism parents should have this level of understanding. (Level 4 Understanding and Applying Good Practice with People with Autism)