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