We are funded by DSG (designated schools grant) and thus our core role is to support staff in education settings to raise standards of support for their autistic pupils.

We are currently not offering drop in advice sessions. We advise parent/carers to first discuss the specific needs of their child with the setting SENCo and to contact SENDIASS should further impartial advice be needed. 

We offer free parent carer and professional workshops, please refer to our flyer for more information.

Please be aware that due to unprecedented demand for these workshops, we are having to cap numbers attending and turn requests to attend down. Please do not book a place on a workshop unless you intend to take it up. If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please email STARS and let us know, so we can offer your place to someone else. Many thanks. 

Free parent carer workshops 23/24: 
9:45am – 11:15am

Parent carers please email SEND@leeds.gov.uk to book 

Lead professionals please book through Leeds for Learning 



Sept 8th  Overview of the Autism Education Trust Making Sense of Autism Training (School Age)

Oct 6th   Supporting children to use a symbol exchange system as part of their total communication

Nov 10th  Emotionally Based School Avoidance and Autism

Dec 1st    A basic introduction to Intensive Interaction


Jan 12th       Developing confidence and independence in the community

Feb 2nd        Anxiety driven work avoidance 

March 1st     Neurodiversity in the Early Years

April 19th     Transition: Supporting key transition stages from Early Years to Adulthood

May 3rd       Visual supports in the home

June 7th      Understanding and supporting play and interaction in the Early Years

July 5th       Relationships, sex, and consent