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Training & Events

Workshops and short courses for parents and professionals in autism and a range of specialist topics

With over 20 years experience in Autism, we have an excellent reputation for delivering quality training that makes an impact.

Autism Training

Our training is based on hands on experience in supporting autistic people and listening to what matters to them most.  Whether you are a parent, family member or professional, our training will help you to create positive enabling environments that support autistic people to thrive.  Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and get practical advice and strategies that are easy to implement

 

We offer a variety of courses from introductory sessions on Autism to more specialist topics:

Understanding Autism – Free for HACS members
Autism & Anxiety
Autism: Promoting Positive Behaviour
Autism & Sensory Differences
Autism: Supporting Siblings

What attendees are saying...

“I have seen inside my students and taken away some great strategies”

"I feel completely empowered to request an EHCP Assessment for my child"

"I found the session Informative, practical, honest and direct"

"I love Melinda's clear-cut, no-nonsense approach when presenting these workshops. She's very knowledgeable and witty"

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Legal Advice Workshops

We offer a series of legal advice workshops in partnership with SEN Legal, a national and highly specialised legal practice.  These fully interactive sessions will guide you through the steps you need to understand and make informed decisions relating to:

Education, Health and Care Plans

School Exclusions

Powers of Attorney and Deputyships

NHS Continuing Healthcare and Adult Social Care

SEN Legal has been operating for over 20 years  and remain one of the most successful practices in this area of law, with a constant success rate of over 90% for the last decade.

Contact us to discuss your organisation’s bespoke training needs. We can work with you to identify the training needs of your team and design bespoke packages to help you develop successful environments and support for autistic pupils or employee.

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Upcoming HACS Events

  • Autism and Anxiety
    Zoom Webinar
    May 12, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    A webinar workshop for parents, carers and professionals Autism and Anxiety” will explore the underlying causes of stress and anxiety in relation to autistic differences, including how these may be expressed by autistic people.
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  • Anxiety Support Meeting (evening)
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    May 18, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    MEMBERS ONLY - For parents, carers & professionals who are supporting an autistic person who is being affected by Anxiety and would like advice. (Please note that our staff are not medically trained. The advice provided via these groups is not suitable for acute, crisis or emergency cases)
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  • VIRTUAL Autism Surgery 19/05/21 Morning
    Online Zoom Meeting
    May 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Who can attend an Autism Surgery? Members, non-members and professionals who are supporting children/families with autism. This session is free to attend
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  • "Using the science of sleep to inform sleep hygiene"
    WEBINAR
    May 22, 11:00 AM – 1:15 PM
    WEBINAR
    “Sleep difficulties can be disruptive for people with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and the people they live with. During this webinar, Dr Cornelius Ani and Dr Obeagaeli Ani explore the science that underpins sleep and how that can be applied to reduce sleep difficulties in people with ASC.
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  • Understanding Autistic Children & Young People
    Interactive Zoom Workshop
    May 26, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Interactive Zoom Workshop
    A webinar workshop for parents, carers and professionals. This webinar workshop explores the four areas of difference associated with autism. You will have opportunity to network with other families and ask questions in supportive surroundings
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  • Behaviour Support Meeting (evening)
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    Jun 08, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    MEMBERS ONLY - For parents, carers & professionals who are supporting an autistic person who is being affected by Behaviours and would like advice. (Please note that our staff are not medically trained. The advice provided via these groups is not suitable for acute, crisis or emergency cases)
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  • VIRTUAL Autism Surgery 09/06/21 Morning
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Jun 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Who can attend an Autism Surgery? Members, non-members and professionals who are supporting children/families with autism. This session is free to attend
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  • VIRTUAL Autism Surgery 09/06/21 Evening PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Jun 09, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Who can attend an Autism Surgery? Members, non-members and professionals who are supporting children/families with autism. This session is free to attend
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  • Autism & Sensory Differences
    Zoom Interactive Meeting
    Jun 09, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom Interactive Meeting
    Autistic individuals experience sensory information in very unique ways,. This session for parents and professionals will explore sensory experiences strategies to create autism-friendly environments.
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  • Anxiety Support Meeting (evening)
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    Jun 22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    MEMBERS ONLY - For parents, carers & professionals who are supporting an autistic person who is being affected by Anxiety and would like advice. (Please note that our staff are not medically trained. The advice provided via these groups is not suitable for acute, crisis or emergency cases)
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  • VIRTUAL Autism Surgery 23/06/21 Morning
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Jun 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Who can attend an Autism Surgery? Members, non-members and professionals who are supporting children/families with autism. This session is free to attend
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  • Autism - Friendly Guide to Periods
    Online Zoom
    Jun 26, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Online Zoom
    Robyn Steward is Autistic and in 2019 published her second book " The Autism friendly guide to periods". This training is for people who are going to or have periods & those who support them ( the session will be gender neutral )
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  • Behaviour Support Meeting (evening)
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    Jul 06, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    MEMBERS ONLY - For parents, carers & professionals who are supporting an autistic person who is being affected by Behaviours and would like advice. (Please note that our staff are not medically trained. The advice provided via these groups is not suitable for acute, crisis or emergency cases)
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  • VIRTUAL Autism Surgery 07/07/21 Morning
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Jul 07, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Who can attend an Autism Surgery? Members, non-members and professionals who are supporting children/families with autism. This session is free to attend
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  • VIRTUAL Autism Surgery 07/07/21 Evening PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Jul 07, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Online Zoom Meeting
    Who can attend an Autism Surgery? Members, non-members and professionals who are supporting children/families with autism. This session is free to attend
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  • Transition to Adulthood, Getting it Right from Year 9
    Zoom Meeting
    Jul 14, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Zoom Meeting
    Planning for adulthood should start from Year 9, so that young people and their parents have the right support from education, health or social care in their final years at school and beyond, to prepare for work and independent living.
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  • Anxiety Support Meeting (evening)
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    Jul 20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Via Zoom meeting
    MEMBERS ONLY - For parents, carers & professionals who are supporting an autistic person who is being affected by Anxiety and would like advice. (Please note that our staff are not medically trained. The advice provided via these groups is not suitable for acute, crisis or emergency cases)
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