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 24/25: 

All are 9:45am – 11:15am


September 6th     A Celebratory Introduction to Neurodiversity in the Early Years

October 4th         Emotional Wellbeing

November 8th     Sensory Support in the Home

December 7th    Identity and Diagnosis


January 10th      Visual Supports in the Home (Early Years)

January 10th      Keeping Autistic Children and Young People Safe Online

February 7th       Visual Supports in the Home (Secondary/ Post 16)

March 7th           Supporting Key Life Transitions

May 2nd             Anxiety Based Avoidance 

June 6th             A Basic Introduction to Intensive Interaction

July 4th              Puberty and Sexuality

For more detailed information about all sessions, please refer to the flyer. Email 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. 

Useful Resources


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.

Complex Communication and Autism (ICAN) (