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 Dates to be confirmed on booking

Venue: Together Centre

Cygnet: Parenting Support Programme for parents and carers with children aged 5 to 17 who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

The Cygnet Programme, licensed by Barnardos,  has an underpinning value and belief that if parents and carers have access to appropriate knowledge, skills and support they can often find practical solutions to build confidence in family life.

The programme will be delivered over six three hour weekly sessions which work towards the development and understanding of an Autistic child’s world, introduces behaviour management and provides the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other parents and carers. For more information and to enquire about the course please The Together Centre.

 

Cygnet – Sexual Health and Puberty

These additional three sessions to the Cygnet core programme should last about three hours and be delivered to parents after they have completed the core programme. The PSR sessions can be delivered as individual stand-Barnardo’s Cygnet Programme: PSR Licensed Sessions 3.

Learning outcomes

  1. For parents to develop their understanding and confidence relating to puberty, sexual wellbeing and relationships and how they may impact on children on the autistic spectrum.
  2. To offer parents the opportunity to participate in activities that they could use to explore puberty, sexual wellbeing and relationships with their children at home.
  3. To meet with other parents in a mutually supportive environment.

 

Cygnet   - Siblings

This session acknowledges the concerns that parents may have in relation to children with a brother or sister on the autistic spectrum and offers support, information and strategies.

 

EarlyBird  - Parenting Support Programme for parents and carers with pre-school children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, 

A three month programme licensed by the National Autistic Society, covering all aspects of ASD, including early intervention, behaviour, communication and sensory needs to help improve parents confidence in supporting their child. The programme combines home visits and group sessions with other families.

For further information contact the Together Centre.

 

 

Wednesday 11am – 11:30am

The Together Centre and Woodlands School.

Tiddly Om Pom Poms (TOPPs):

 Delivered by Blackpool Music Service. This music and movement session is a fun activity for children aged 0-5 years and their families to enjoy time together.

This is an inclusive setting which welcomes children of all abilities to get involved and join in the fun.

 

 

 

Other Services available

Communication support resources:

Make an appointment to come and create or update a Communication Passport for your child. Personal Communication Passports provide a practical and person-centred approach to passing on key information about how a child may communicate. They include information such as signs or symbols your child may use their likes and dislikes, information about family, health needs and the ways in which others can support them to communicate effectively. With the use of photographs and personal touches, each child’s communication passport becomes individual to them.

These sessions can also offer access to materials and resources to make their children materials that can support their communication and behaviour such as pictures for PECS (picture exchange communication system), visual timetables, one page profiles, routine cards and social stories.

A member of staff from the Together Centre will be on hand to assist.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Guidance:

If you are applying for DLA or are renewing a claim, the Together Centre can support and advise you through the completion of your form.

To book an appointment, please contact the Together Centre.

Extra Information

The Together Centre can offer information and support to families who have a child with a disability or additional need to complete funding applications,  find out about local agencies, services, charities and groups that are accessible to them or advice about a particular difficulty that they are experiencing such as challenging behaviour, toilet training, or communication.

If you would like to make an appointment or for more information please contact the Together Centre.

The Together Centre provides activities during school holiday periods, please contact to request details and further information.