About the programme
EarlyBird is a programme for parents and carers to support autistic children of under five years. It will help you understand your child's autism; get yourself into your child's world, make contact, and find ways to develop interaction and communication; and develop understanding of your child’s behaviour and how to use structure to support them.
The programme aims to support parents in the period between diagnosis and school placement, empowering and helping them facilitate their child's social communication and behaviour. It also helps parents to establish good practice in supporting their child at an early age.
EarlyBird (under five years), EarlyBird Plus (ages four-nine) and Teen Life (ages 10-16) are support programmes for parents and carers, offering advice and guidance on strategies and approaches for supporting young autistic children. Both programmes work on understanding autism, building confidence to encourage interaction and communication, and understanding and supporting behaviour. EarlyBird Plus is the only autism family support programme which specialises in children aged four-nine and focuses on a consistent approach between home and school.
Are you a parent or carer interested in the programme?
If you are a parent or carer looking to join the programme, you can find a local team that delivers it near your area. Please see our online directory here.
Date and time?
New dates to be confirmed.