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Parents and Carers

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Our free, self-directed courses support the community around the child or young person and provide an excellent starting point for understanding your child's diagnosis and needs. Based on accepted best practice and your legal requirements, our courses also provide a window into the concerns of parents and how they deal with situations that arise in everyday life.

You will:

  • Discover how we learn and process information so you can share a common language with schools and support your child at home
  • Be informed about your right to timely information and support
  • Reach decisions with the ‘team around the child’ about how best to support your child and maximise their developmental progress
  • Hear real accounts of the issues that concern parents the most and how they look after themselves and their families

This training has impacted me at home (as a mum to an ADHD/Autistic child) but also as a Trainee Teacher, who is hoping to secure her NQT year in a specialist school for autistic children. I have a heightened awareness, a notebook full of ideas and confidence to have a go!

Parents (2021)

Free courses

Our short courses are free to view and, therefore, not supported by a tutor. If you choose to print a certificate of achievement after completing the course, there is a small fee for non-members of our community.


In our webinars, expert speakers provide valuable insights into special educational neesds and wellbeing. They are typically one hour in length.

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Autism for Parents

An introductory understanding of autism for parents and carers.

Optional certificate £25 5 hrs Find out more
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Learning Theory

An introduction to the Learning Theories in education and how learning takes place.

Optional certificate £25 5 hrs Find out more
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SEND Code of Practice 2015

Making the SEND Code of Practice more accessible for education professionals.

Optional certificate £25 5 hrs Find out more
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Understanding ADHD

This short course is aimed to support the parents and carers of children with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Optional certificate £25 5 hrs Find out more
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Working in Partnership with Parents

Understanding the needs, issues, and requirements for support of the parents and carers of children with SEND.

Optional certificate £25 5 hrs Find out more
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The curious case of ADHD and ASD

This webinar will demystify the overlap between ADHD and autism, show this is often the norm and not the exception.

Ft Fintan O’Regan Find out more
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Identifying the needs of girls with ASD

Head of Autism Services, discusses the often invisible and undiagnosed needs of girls with autism.

Ft Louise Batalla-Duran Find out more
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"Calling all minds"

Professor Temple Grandin, an influential advocate, shares her personal experience as a child and adult with autism.

Ft Prof. Temple Grandin Find out more

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