STARS offer to parent carers
We offer parent carer support through our free eLearning and workshops.
STARS bite-sized eLearning videos and resource packs for parents and carers are available, via Bite-sized parent eLearning videos | Leeds for Learning.
Free parent carer workshops 23/24:
9:45am – 11:15am
email SEND@leeds.gov.uk to book
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.
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
Please refer to our flyer for more details on workshops above - to book email SEND@leeds.gov.uk
- NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Occupational Therapy Team have produced a range of useful downloadable resources and eLearning videos around supporting children to with sensory differences.
- Sensory movement breaks
- For a list of other parent support services in Leeds please click here
- National Autistic Society and Autism Education Trust have advice and guidance documents available on their websites
ICAN VIDEO TOOLKIT FOR PARENTS
The ICAN team (Complex Communication and Autism Team) are part of the NHS Child Development Team. They have produced a large range of videos designed for families of children with complex communication needs or autism, to support them post diagnosis. The videos have been designed with pre-school children in mind, but much of the information will be of use for families with older children too.
Each video lasts between 20 minutes and 40 minutes and is best viewed on a laptop or smartphone. Follow the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page.