En-Fold works with individuals and carers at any stage of their diagnostic journey, to provide information and support. We recognise that going through the diagnostic pathway can be a long and challenging process, with a sense of isolation afterwards.
Unfortunately, some individuals and in individual cases, their families and carers, can get lost in the diagnostic system, usually unable to receive support. Our autism support service, our training, and our online information hub can equip individuals and families with knowledge and support.
Practical support and signposting individually tailored to the family's needs.
Professional training tailored to your service and delivered within your organisation.
We recognise that going through the diagnostic pathway is a long and challenging process resulting in questions and answers. Parents and carers of children and young people get lost in the diagnostic system leaving them confused and isolated after the process has ended.
We want to ensure that all children, via support to their parents, can access the best services, information and support for them. We also want to ensure all individuals receiving a diagnosis in adulthood find the right information and support.
We will act as system navigators to ensure better support, better communication, and most importantly connect individuals and families to the right support for them. All people deserve an equal chance to flourish.
4-6 weeks of support, in the home or virtually. An excellent understanding of the emotional journey and empathetic listening skills used offering practical support and service signposting tailored to the family's needs. Afterwards, the option of taking part in our mentoring and befriending service is available with trained volunteers supporting the individual or parent/carers of a child for a further 3 months.
What is Autism? What might this mean for me/my child and family? Assessment of individual support and information the family may need.
Information sharing on agencies, support groups, services etc, specific and tailored to the individual/family. Related disability benefits and form filling support.
Understanding behaviour and meltdowns including sensory needs within ASD and overview of strategies to support.
Education and understanding the system. Support form filling referrals to specific organisations if some longer-term support is required.
Parents and carers get lost in the diagnostic system and are often confused and isolated after the process has ended. Behind each lost, bewildered parent or carer is a child with needs.
We want to ensure that all children, via support to their parents, can access the best services, information and support for them. We will act as system navigators to ensure better support, better communication, and most importantly connect families to the right support for their child.
All children deserve an equal chance to flourish. The change we want to make is to improve lives for families affected by Autism and put an end to parents/carers feeling 'completely left to it and isolated'.
Supporting a specific group of up to 8 parents with children on the pathway to ASD. Delivered in school but independent of the school, so parents feel open to express concerns. 6 sessions of 1-1.5 hrs, including question time.
What is Autism?
How does the diagnostic pathway work?
How does the diagnostic pathway work?
Understanding behaviour and meltdowns
Evaluation. What next? Other support available.
Presentation to a class group about what Autism is and the impact it can have on a child. The presentation could (but doesn't have to be) tailored to an individual's needs/traits in the class. Interactive and fun session catering for each age group as appropriate with the opportunity to ask questions. The presentation could also be delivered with the young person's involvement, offering them ownership and a voice.
The setting up and facilitation of a generic parent support group with themed sessions as led by parent request.
3.5 hrs or 6 hrs of quality training in understanding Autism and its impact on those working with Autistic individuals. A chance to reflect on practice and consider strategies and approaches to best support individuals living with Autism. Delivered by an expert through lived experience, and a parent carer.
We can deliver training sessions at your workplace for up to 30 people. Training packages include handouts and a certificate for each participant.
For pricing, please contact us.
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