Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
Airedale & Wharfedale Autism Resource (AWARE) is a support group for families affected by autism. We produce a monthly newsletter, provide e-updates throughout the month and have a very active closed facebook group for members. We hold parents’ and carers’ meetings with knowledgeable speakers, regular socials including dads’ meet-ups and parent training courses. We also run lots of events for children, young people and their families including a weekly youth club; holiday play schemes; monthly cookery club and trip club for teenagers with autism; moving-on club for 18-25’s; residential short breaks for children 8-18 years and family residentials. We run our events in Airedale, Wharfedale and Bradford. We are open to any family whether their child has a formal diagnosis or not and from any area; however due to funding some of our services are only available to children from a particular authority. We ask families to join which is £15/year and this can be done on our website https://aware-uk.org
2 Royd House Way, Long Lee, Keighley, BD21 4TY
Leeds SENDIASS is impartial, confidential, and arm’s length from the Local Authority and schools and settings. It is a free and accessible service for young people and parents/carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Leeds SENDIASS involves parents/carers, children and young people in discussions and decisions about their individual support. Leeds SENDIASS will work with parents/carers children and young people to ensure that they are fully involved in the planning of SEN support for their individual needs in early years settings, schools and colleges.
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Leeds SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service)
We champion children and young people’s right to have a say in decisions that affect their lives. We run a range of youth voice programmes and projects to enable children and young people to develop campaigns, participate in city wide ballots and youth voice summit and share their views and priorities with decision makers. We provide advice, guidance and training to staff to develop their skills and confidence in facilitating children, young people and parents/ carers involvement in decisions making processes. We work with different teams and services to ensure young people and parents/cares are actively involved in recruitment and selection of senior staff, commissioning services and developing city wide consultations.
7th Floor East, Merrion House, Merrion way, Leeds LS2 8PD
Leeds CC Voice Influence and Change Team
Training Packages Autism training for staff Do you want your staff to have a better understanding of Autism to support their customer service skills?This training is for staff of large or small companies in a customer facing role. Gain an understanding into the four areas of difference and what your staff can do to promote an inclusive environment for children and adults on the Autistic spectrum Autism training for childminders Training for childminders looks at the theory of Autism and how you can have a better understanding of Autism in your setting. Certificate of attendance will be given upon completion of course. Understanding Autism for parents and carers Our training for parents/carers is designed to meet the needs of all children both pre and post diagnosis. This course often gives parents the first experience of speaking to other parents/carers who have been through a similar process. Our course aims to provide parents and caregivers with the theoretical knowledge in understanding Autism. We also cover Autism specific strategies to be used within the home environment. Full training pack will be provided for you to take home and certificate of attendance. All of our parent courses are run at: ZigZag Community Shop […]