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Are you a parent of a child aged 5- 18 years with autism?

Are there times you feel you would value more specific help and support at home? Then this could be an opportunity for you. PCHS&C have recently received the Autism Accreditation Award from the National Autistic Society and in a drive to support our parents we are delighted to be able to re-offer the newly updated Cygnet Program. This is a well established and highly evaluated course, written and devised by Barnardo’s. It offers a clear and supportive framework for parents of children who have autism.

This is a 7 week course led by 3 of our specialist staff in autism and will include the following:

Session 1        Introduction session
Session 2        Overview of autism
Session 3        Sensory processing
Session 4        Communication – including social stories
Session 5        Understanding functions for behaviour
Session 6        Supporting behaviour
Session 7        Summary & identifying next steps – time to socialise and make links

Please note that there are up to 12 places available on each course. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis & additional applications received will be placed on a waiting list for later this academic year. The course is free to parents/carers of young people diagnosed with autism, not only for students attending our school, it is also free for students attending other schools locally. We can support parents in approaching their employer if they need time off from work to attend this course.

Please get in touch to register your interest for the next course.


Pendle Community High School & College
Pendle Vale Campus, Oxford Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 8LF
Tel: 01282 682260

Headteacher: Debra Grogan
Chair of Governors: Trevor Ashton (Address c/o above)

Receptionist: Samantha Gray (M,T,W)
Alison Boothman (T,F)
E-mail: reception@pchs.lancs.sch.uk


Paper copies of the information on our website can be requested via email

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