- Parent Support Offer
- Parent Support Sessions
- Parent Workshop Programme Dates
- Making A Positive Start (MAPS) Parent Programme
- Cygnet Parent Information Sessions About Autism
- Ideas and Tips for Parents
- Recommended Reading for Parents
- Autism Education Trust Parent Guide
- Parent Newsletter
- Previous EASA Parent Newsletters
Making A Positive Start (MAPS) Parent Programme
MAPS (Making A Positive Start)
These sessions are for parents or carers of children under the age of 6 recently diagnosed with autism by the 'Social Communication Clinic' (SCC) and living in Enfield.
MAPS is a series of 5 information sessions about autism:
- Session 1 - 'Meet & Greet' (Optional)
- Session 2 - 'What Is Autism?' (Mandatory)
- Session 3 - 'Strategies To Use At Home' (Mandatory)
- Session 4 - 'Understanding Behaviour' (Mandatory)
- Session 5 - 'Community Resources' (Mandatory)
Please click here for more information about these sessions.
The optional coffee morning is a chance to meet some other parents whose children have also recently received a diagnosis of autism. It is an informal session where you can have a cup of coffee and introduce yourself and your child to the other parents in the group.
The sessions are a chance to meet with professionals to find out more about autism, what support is available in Enfield and some top tips to understand behaviour, communication, interaction and sensory differences.
A free crèche is currently provided by the venue for a limited number of children to support parents with childcare so that they can participate in this programme. Please contact the administrator on 0208 353 4186 for further details.
There should be no need to apply as the service will contact parents shortly after their child has been diagnosed to offer them a place, however, parents who have not accessed MAPS or their child was diagnosed privately or in another borough, and reside in Enfield, can request a place on a future course by emailing email@example.com with your child's diagnostic report attached to confirm their diagnosis of autism.
Professionals can also refer parents for MAPS following this same process. If you have any questions or queries in relation to accessing MAPS please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 353 4186.
Please see the flyer below for details and dates of the current sessions being delivered this term. You can also download a PDF copy of the below flyer here.