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Ascend (Autism Spectrum Condition Enhancing And Nuturing Development)

Clifton Ward, York


ASCEND is a 3 x 3 hour session programme run for parents of children who have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. The programme aims to share theoretical and practical strategies with parents and carers of children on the autism spectrum and to give opportunity for parents to meet with and gain support from each other as well as from the course facilitators. The session topics include:
•An introduction to Autism and Mind blindness;
•Getting the gist;
•Language and communication;
•Preoccupations, sensory interests and repetitive behaviours;
•Imagination, time perception, planning and memory;
•Managing behaviour;
•Exploring individual problems and developing strategies for managing behaviour;
•Strategies for managing behaviour;
•Visual guides/social stories;
•Consolidation, questions and party.
Parents are encouraged to attend all 11 two hour sessions which run in consecutive weeks with the exception of the school holidays. The programme runs three times a year (2 groups for Aspergers Syndrome and one for Autism). Parents can be referred if they live in the York, Selby and Easingwold areas of NHS North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust. To request a referral to the ASCEND programme please contact your GP or Key Professional who can refer you directly.

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01904 615300


Lime Trees Child Adolescent & Family Unit, 31 Shipton Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 5RE

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    DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly criminal records check) policy? No

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    All childcare and services should make reasonable adjustments to support disabled children and young people or those with additional needs. Below is a statement from this provider about their inclusive practice and levels of experience of supporting different needs


    • Disability And Additional Needs / Autism
    • Disability And Additional Needs / Disabled Children
    • Family Groups And Parenting / Parenting Programmes And Groups

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    Last updated: 4/8/2017

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