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 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




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) (