Training on Autism

We facilitate a wide range of training for parents, carers and professionals in the form of a programme of workshops, seminars and conferences throughout the academic year. To ensure our events are accessible to everyone, we provide sessions on weekdays, Saturdays and midweek evenings. Our training events are held in wheelchair accessible premises, fitted with a hearing loop system. Although we cannot offer interpretation or facilitation services, we will be happy to offer you free place for an interpreter or facilitator to accompany you.

Regular training events are:

  • Understanding Autism – Free for HACS’s members
  • Autism and Anxiety
  • Autism. Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Autism and Sensory Differences
  • Autism. Supporting Siblings

Other autism training events include:-

  • Legal Advice Workshops on: Obtaining an EHCP, School Exclusions, Transferring to an EHCP, Deputyship and Secondary/Post 16 Transfers run by SEN Legal.
  • SEN Workshops on: Eating, Sleeping and Puberty run by Special Help 4 Special Needs.
  • A variety of workshop topics delivered by autistic speakers.

We also organise conferences and seminars featuring key note speakers who have expertise in the field of autism and speakers who themselves are on the autism spectrum.

Previous speakers include:-

  • Professor Rita Jordan
  • Doctor Glenys Jones
  • Doctor Luke Beardon
  • Mitzi Waltz, Lecturer in Autism Studies at the University of Birmingham
  • Doctor Paul Shattock
  • Sandy Rowe
  • Geoff Evans, Options Group
  • Wendy Lawson
  • Ros Blackburn
  • Josh Muggleton
  • Chris Mitchell
  • Donna Williams

For more information and booking forms for training events and conferences, please visit our Events Calendar.

We can also provide bespoke training delivered to your school or organisation’s specific needs. For more information on our consultancy please contact