Freemantles Primary

Training for Parents and Carers


Understanding Autism for Parents 

Presented by: Justin Price, Executive Headteacher, Freemantles School

Autumn 2024:

6-8pm   10/10/24

Autism awareness and strategies in the home 

6-8pm   17/10/24

Building relationships and communication with your child

6-8pm   24/10/24

Promoting positive emotional wellbeing and understanding your child’s behaviour  

 

Summer 2025:

6-8pm   24/04/25

Autism awareness and strategies in the home 

6-8pm   01/05/25

Building relationships and communication with your child

6-8pm   08/05/25

Promoting positive emotional wellbeing and understanding your child’s behaviour  

 

Sessions are held in the Secondary and FE Building at

Freemantles School, Smarts Heath Road, Mayford, Surrey, GU22 0AN

The cost is £10.  To book, visit https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BNMA

Dads & Autism 

 Presented by: Justin Price, Executive Headteacher, Freemantles School

As a part of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion drive we have designed this course specifically for Dads and Male relatives that want to learn, as we want to be inclusive and we have identified that:

  • Dads often miss out on other training being offered as Mums are so keen to go.
  • Dads often open up less if attending with their partners
  • Previous feedback on specific Dads training has been hugely positive
  • The Understanding Autism course will cover the same content and will be open to all.

    Autumn 2024:

    6-8pm   19/09/24

    Autism awareness and strategies in the home 

    6-8pm   26/09/24

    Building relationships and communication with your child

    6-8pm   03/10/24

    Promoting positive emotional wellbeing and understanding your child’s behaviour  

     

    Spring 2025:

    6-8pm   13/03/25

    Autism awareness and strategies in the home 

    6-8pm   20/03/25

    Building relationships and communication with your child

    6-8pm   27/03/25

    Promoting positive emotional wellbeing and understanding your child’s behaviour  

     

    Sessions are held in the Secondary and FE Building at

    Freemantles School, Smarts Heath Road, Mayford, Surrey, GU22 0AN

    The cost is £10.  To book, visit https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BNLZ

Social Understanding

Why do children and young people with autism struggle to negotiate the social world and what can we do to support them?

Autumn 2-day course:

Wednesdays 23rd Oct and 6th Nov 2024

Summer 2-day course:

Wednesdays 23rd and 30th April 2025 

Day 1

Social Context 

Comic Strip Conversations 

 

A look into the issues around context blindness faced by many of our young people and the social context teaching which is needed to help this.
A training package designed to enable staff and parents to use Comic Strip Conversations effectively to support social understanding.

Day 2

Social Stories

The full Social Stories™ accredited training package, delivered on behalf of Carol Gray by members of the Freemantles Social Stories Satellite School. Social Stories are a social learning tool that supports the safe and meaningful exchange of information between    parents, professionals, and people with autism of all ages.

 This training is intended for parents or professionals working with young people with autism. 

The cost for professionals is £210.        The cost for parents is £50.    

Lunch will be provided on both days.

Sessions are held in the Secondary and FE Building at

Freemantles School, Smarts Heath Road, Mayford, Surrey, GU22 0AN

To book, visit https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BGPZ 

Teenlife

The Teen life programme is a National Autistic Society affiliated course to support young teens aged between 10-18. Each session looks at aspects of teenage life, showing you what you can do to help.

Session 1: Understanding Autism, The hidden presentation of autism in women and girls, Autistic perspectives.

Session 2: What is self-esteem, communication, Spending time with other people.

Session 3: Stress and anxiety, Understanding behaviour.

Session 4: Understanding your diagnosis, Understanding intense interests, Managing expectations.

Session 5: Puberty, Independent skills (including keeping safe)

Session 6: Education, Planning for the future.

There is a small fee of £50 for each family. This is to cover all literacy, workbook, shared information and handouts.

This is a programme that is strongly recommended for all family, friends and professionals involved in the teenagers life.  

 We will be running three programmes this year; 

The first programme will run from Wednesday the 18th of September 2024  and will run for 7 weeks. This will be held in the secondary building at Freemantles school. Starting at 9.30 am and finishing at 12.

 The second program will run on-line via Teams. This will start on Wednesday the 15th of January 2025  and run for 9 weeks. The sessions will run from 9.30 am-12. 

 The third program will run from the 30th April 2025 and will run for 7 weeks The sessions will be held in the evening from 6-8pm.

teenlife leaflet a4.pdf