Support for families of children with ASC in Kirklees

Information provided by Northorpe Hall who have a new Family Support Worker.

The family support offer will include:


  • Directories and signposting to what is available locally


  • Consultation one to one 1hr sessions (via email, telephone and face to face)

(Please email until the booking system on the website is up and running)

  • Parent information sessions

(Cygnet parenting support programme for parents of children on the autistic spectrum aged 5-18.)

This programme is designed for parents and carers of children and young people with an autistic spectrum condition. The programme is designed to:

  • increase parents understanding of autistic spectrum conditions
  • help parents develop their knowledge on how a child on the autistic spectrum experiences the world and what drives their behaviour
  • guide parents through practical strategies they can use with children
  • direct parents to relevant ASC resources
  • give parents the opportunity to meet with other parents who have had similar experiences and to gain support and learn from each other

Cygnet programme is delivered over six, two and a half – three hour sessions which sequentially work towards behaviour management and covers a number of topics 

  • Autism & diagnosis
  • Communication
  • Sensory Issues
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Managing behaviour
  • Choice of topic decided by parents/carers

There are already a range of workshops run by Northorpe Hall. These include:

Autism awareness

Workshops aimed at raising awareness and better understanding of Autism. Take the opportunity to see what autism is from the perspective of autistic people through videos and information presented by the ASC family worker, meet others and share your experiences in a relaxed environment.

Supporting yourself as a carer

Looking at self-care when you care for someone else, how does caring affect us, how can we improve our own wellbeing, what works and where can we find help.

Sensory development and sensory differences relating to autism

This session will be an Introduction to sensory development, help gain understanding of our different senses, recognise sensory preferences and to Investigate/take “a closer look” at challenges and who/how can we help with challenges?

You can book a place on these workshops here

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