Trainer and EarlyBird delegates

What are the EarlyBird Parent Support Programmes?

EarlyBird is a three-month programme for parents whose child has received a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder and is under five years.

EarlyBird Plus is a three-month programme for parents whose child receives a slightly later diagnosis (four-eight years).

Healthy Minds is a six-week programme for families with a child aged six to 11 years which focuses on emotional wellbeing and good mental health strategies.

Licensed training to deliver any of the three EarlyBird programmes is available to autism-experienced professionals across the UK and overseas. View locations of current EarlyBird licensed training teams.

EarlyBird Licensed Training

In order to access the training you must:

  • be a team of at least two autism experienced professionals
  • have prior experience of working with autistic children  
  • have experience of running workshops or training sessions with parents or professionals.

Regular three-day licensed training courses take place at the EarlyBird Centre in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Cost:  £995 + VAT per person includes all training materials and a three-year licence.

EarlyBird Plus Licensed Training

In order to access the training you must:

  • be a team of at least two autism-experienced professionals
  • have prior experience of working with autistic children  
  • have experience of running workshops or training sessions with parents or professionals.

Regular three-day licensed training courses take place at the EarlyBird Centre in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Cost:  £995 + VAT per person includes all training materials and a three-year licence.

Existing EarlyBird licensed users who hold a current three-year licence and have delivered at least one full EarlyBird Programme can train and license to deliver EarlyBird Plus at a reduced rate.

Cost: £595 + VAT per person includes all training materials and a three-year licence.

Healthy Minds Licensed Training

Healthy Minds has been developed in response to recent evidence which indicated that a high percentage of children with autism are at risk of experiencing mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood. The programme aims to help minimise this risk.

In order to access the training you must:

  • be a team of at least two autism experienced professionals
  • have prior experience of working with children and young people with autism  
  • have experience of running workshops or training sessions with parents or professionals.

Regular three-day licensed training courses take place at the EarlyBird Centre in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Cost:  £995 + VAT per person includes all training materials and a three-year licence.

Existing EarlyBird / Plus licensed users who hold a current three-year licence and have delivered at least one full Programme can train on our two-day Healthy Minds licensed training course.

Cost: £595 + VAT per person includes all training materials and a three-year licence.

To book or find out more

For an application pack and further details about becoming a licensed EarlyBird / Plus / Healthy Minds trainer, please contact the EarlyBird Centre 01226 779218 or email earlybird@nas.org.uk

Provisional bookings can be made by telephone and will be held for up to 28 days pending receipt of a completed application form.