Please scroll down for details of extended programmes of learning ( Level 3 and 4) , day and half day courses aimed at professionals ( with some relevant for parent/carers as well) and courses exclusively for parent/ carers.
Enquiries and Bookings for the following extended programmes of learning are being taken now:
OCN Credit4Learning Level 3 and 4 Understanding and Applying Good Practice with People with Autism.
Venue :  Springwell School, Hartlepool.

Investment Cost : £550-monthly payments available

Dates: Thursdays 24th Oct, 21st Nov 2019, 9th Jan, 6th Feb, 5th March, 30th April, 11th June, 9th July 2020.

Time : 3.30-6.30 p.m.

Please note that the first session finishes at 7 p.m. as it includes the course induction

Refreshments provided

For more details about the programme of learning please go to the Level 3, 4 and 5 Certificated Autism Courses  page on this website.

If you have a query or want to book on to the programme of learning please fill in the form at the bottom of the page with your details and you will be emailed further information about the course/a booking form within 7 working days. Please be aware that these courses have limited places in order that we can maintain high standards of interaction and support for learners. Places fill up very quickly so please do not delay in making contact. If you do not hear back from us please check your spam/junk or ring on 01429275235 and leave a message and we will return your call.

OCN Credit4Learning Level 3 and 4 Understanding and Applying Good Practice with People with Autism.

Venue: The Bungalow Partnership, Middlesbrough.

Investment Cost : £550-monthly payments available

Dates: Tuesdays 22nd Oct , 19th Nov 2019, 7th Jan, 4th Feb, 3rd March, 28th April, 9th June, 7th  July 2020

Time: 4-7p.m. 

Please note that the first session finishes at 7.30p.m. as it includes the course induction

Refreshments provided

For more details about the programme of learning please go to the Level 3, 4 and 5 Certificated Autism Courses  page on this website.

If you have a query or want to book on to the programme of learning please fill in the form at the bottom of the page with your details and you will be emailed further information about the course/a booking form within 7 working days. Please be aware that these courses have limited places in order that we can maintain high standards of interaction and support for learners. Places fill up very quickly so please do not delay in making contact. If you do not hear back from us please check your spam/junk or ring on 01429275235 and leave a message and we will return your call.

Day/half day courses open to Professionals.

Please check course learning outcomes to ensure your chosen course is relevant and appropriate for you.

If you are booking for someone else please ensure they are aware of all of the course expectations and learning outcomes so that it is relevant and appropriate for them.

All courses are based on:

  • The lived experiences and insights of autistic individuals
  • Evidence based research
  • Sarah’s professional and lived experience and practice as an educationalist with 30 years’ experience in mainstream and specialist settings primarily working with autistic children and young people and as a parent. For more details of her background please go to the ” About Sarah” page on the website.
  • All courses are aimed at those in educational settings but will also be informative to those from other professional settings and sometimes also parent/carers . Please check the course learning outcomes to see if it will be relevant for you.
 Introduction to Autism for Educationalists 

10th October 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Investment cost : £99 pp

Venue :  The Resource Centre, Meath Street, Middlesbrough TS1 4RY.

To book or for more details please telephone: 01642 595363 or
email: thebungalowpartnership@gmail.com 

Refreshments are provided but to keep costs to you to a minimum we ask that you bring your own lunch

Suitable for T.A.’s/Teachers/SENDCo’s  etc. mainstream/resourced/ special/ primary/ secondary with no or limited knowledge of autism 

“A very informative and interesting course. A lot of ideas to try out”

  • Have awareness and understanding of key issues related to the needs of autistic children/young people
  • Know and understand the need for early diagnosis, the characteristics that may present in an individual and how they may impact in the school setting/wider community
  • Know and be able to apply a wide range of autism friendly strategies and approaches and know why they can be effective for behaviour and learning not just in autistic individuals but for a wide range of children and young people
  • Have opportunities to discuss issues which you may encounter, explore resources, have questions answered and share experiences with colleagues
The Autism Friendly School

14th November 9.30a.m. – 3.30p.m. 

Investment cost : £99 pp

Venue :  The Resource Centre, Meath Street, Middlesbrough TS1 4RY.

To book or for more details please telephone: 01642 595363 or
email: thebungalowpartnership@gmail.com 

Refreshments are provided but to keep costs to you to a minimum we ask that you bring your own lunch

Suitable for  T.A.’s / Teachers/SENDCo’s/Autism lead professionals/SEND Governors etc. in mainstream/special/resourced/primary/ secondary

A basic knowledge of autism will be assumed however if this is not the case please access this link prior to attending the course https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx  or attend the Introduction to Autism for Educationalists on 10th October ( details above). 

“Very informative and well-delivered”, “Excellent day, lots to think about , thank you”, “ Helping me focus on next steps”, “Practical tool for autism friendly classrooms and schools”.

  •  Understand what is meant by the term “autism friendly school”
  • Know the potential indicators of effective practice in a school setting in relation to pupils with autism of all ages and abilities
  • Understand the evidence based simple and practical strategies and strategic systems which will enhance a school to become “autism friendly” and in doing so be a beacon of good practice
  • Understand and be aware of the legal frameworks that underpin good practice for autistic pupils
  • Be guided as to how to implement “autism friendly” approaches and many practical examples of aspects of these approaches
  • Have an opportunity to compare your current practice to give a baseline for developing an action plan
  • Have opportunities to discuss issues which may be encountered in implementation
Autism in the Early Years

12th December – 9.30a.m.- 3.30p.m. 

Investment cost : £99 pp

Venue :  The Resource Centre, Meath Street, Middlesbrough TS1 4RY.

To book or for more details please telephone: 01642 595363 or
email: thebungalowpartnership@gmail.com 

Refreshments are provided but to keep costs to you to a minimum we ask that you bring your own lunch

 Suitable for staff in early years settings with no or limited knowledge of autism  e.g. T.A.’s / Nursery Nurses/Teachers/Childminders etc  in mainstream/special

“Thank you, Sarah, for your time, support and teaching, you have such passion it’s impossible to not get caught up it in and I’ve totally caught the bug”

  •  Being aware of and understanding the issues around early diagnosis and its importance and the distinguishing difficulties in young children with autism
  • Knowing and understanding some of the common characteristics, challenges and strengths as they present in young autistic children
  • Acquiring evidence-based strategies for support and progress in behaviour, learning, play and everyday life to enable optimal outcomes
  • Being aware of issues experienced by young children with autism and their families and methods to support them to provide optimal outcomes for all concerned
  • Opportunities to discuss issues which may be encountered in your setting
Autism and Adolescence and Puberty

23rd January 2020 – 1- 4 p.m.   

Investment cost : £60 pp

Venue: The Bungalow Partnership, Rosewood Academy.The Garth. Coulby Newham. Middlesbrough. TS8 0UE

To book or for more details please telephone: 01642 595363 or
email: thebungalowpartnership@gmail.com 

Refreshments provided

Suitable for T.A.’s /Teachers/Learning Mentors/Therapists in  mainstream/special/secondary/ primary key stage 2 and also Parents and Carers .  A basic knowledge of autism will be assumed however if this is not the case please access this link prior to attending the course https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx

“ Invaluable for my setting and will really help me to have an understanding and lots of ideas for problems that come up all the time.”

  • Typical adolescence and puberty and its developmental function
  • Understanding this in the context of those who are autistic
  • Key issues with adolescence and puberty for those with autism and a range of strategies to support in educational and other settings
Autism and Understanding & Increasing Flexible Responses Using Structure and Visual Resources 

12th March 2020 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. 

Investment cost : £99 pp

Venue :  The Resource Centre, Meath Street, Middlesbrough TS1 4RY.

To book or for more details please telephone: 01642 595363 or
email: thebungalowpartnership@gmail.com 

Refreshments are provided but to keep costs to you to a minimum we ask that you bring your own lunch

Suitable for T.A.’s /Teachers/Learning Mentors/Therapists in  mainstream/special/secondary/ primary and  Parents and Carers and other autism professionals may also find it helpful. A basic knowledge of autism will be assumed however if this is not the case please access this link prior to attending the course https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx

“I have learned so much about why autistic children can seem inflexible and that it is often “can’t” rather than “won’t” and now I have lots of tools to help with this issue”

  •  Know and understand the reasons behind inflexibility of response in autistic individuals
  • Be aware of a wide range of key structured and visual methods that can support autistic individuals being more flexible through understanding what is expected e.g. structured environments, schedules, social stories and other techniques
  • Opportunities to discuss issues which you may encounter, explore and plan key resources, have questions answered and share experiences with colleagues
 Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Sensory Needs in Autism

18th June 2020 – 9.30 a.m. – 3.30p.m. 

Investment cost : £99 pp

Venue :  The Resource Centre, Meath Street, Middlesbrough TS1 4RY.

To book or for more details please telephone: 01642 595363 or
email: thebungalowpartnership@gmail.com 

Refreshments are provided but to keep costs to you to a minimum we ask that you bring your own lunch

 This course is particularly relevant to Teacher’s/T.A.’s however parents and other professionals will find it informative as well. A basic knowledge of autism will be assumed however if this is not the case please access this link prior to attending the course https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx

” What a great day , so interesting and informative. I feel much more confident in using sensory strategies in the classroom with the child I work with and knowing why I am using them and I’m also going to try these ideas at home with my daughter as I think they will really help her.”

  •  Understand sensory processing and how it helps us better understand our world and environment
  • Explore how sensory differences (both negative and positive) may affect an autistic person and experience immersive techniques to help you relate to these needs
  • Develop an understanding of how the environment can play a significant part in a person’s sensory response
  • Share strategies and approaches to help with sensory needs
  • Explore simple and low-cost support methods
  • Devise a simple plan to support an autistic individual

For Parent/ Carers ONLY of the relevant Local Authority Area named

Evidence gathering for autism diagnostic process and EHCP’s : 26th September 2019, 9.30am to 2.30pm. Redcar and Cleveland Parent Carer Forum , held at Inspire2learn, Normanby Rd Eston. Middlesbrough . TS6 9AE. FREE TO PARENT/CARERS IN REDCAR AND CLEVELAND. For more details or to book email randcpcf@yahoo.com

Autism in Girls and Women: Behind the Mask : 17th October 2019, 9.30am to 2.30pm. Redcar and Cleveland Parent Carer Forum , held at Inspire2learn, Normanby Rd Eston. Middlesbrough . TS6 9AE. FREE TO PARENT/CARERS IN REDCAR AND CLEVELAND.For more details or to book email randcpcf@yahoo.com

Autism, Puberty and Adolescence : 28th November 2019, 9.30am to 2.30pm. Redcar and Cleveland Parent Carer Forum , held at Inspire2learn, Normanby Rd Eston. Middlesbrough . TS6 9AE. FREE TO PARENT/CARERS IN REDCAR AND CLEVELAND. For more details or to book email randcpcf@yahoo.com

Topic TBC : 7th May 2020, 9.30am to 2.30 pm . Stockton Parent Carer Forum, Community Resource Centre, Durham Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0DE. FREE TO PARENT/CARERS IN STOCKTON-ON-TEES Please join their Facebook Group for alerts and to book or email Stocktonparentcarerforum@gmail.com

Topic TBC : 25th June 2020, 9.30am to 2.30 pm . Stockton Parent Carer Forum, held at Newtown Community Resource Centre, Durham Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0DE. FREE TO PARENT/CARERS IN STOCKTON-ON-TEES.Please join their Facebook Group for alerts and to book or email Stocktonparentcarerforum@gmail.com









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