Neurodisability training for early years professionals

9th April 2021

  • Our neurodisability training for early years professionals is now up and running. Sessions last three hours and are free to attend. Professionals can book their place here.

    The aim of the training is to help early years professionals identify, support and signpost families of young children with neurodisabilities in Sheffield. There is a focus on autism spectrum conditions, but a lot of the information is also applicable to other neurodisabilities, such as ADHD or developmental delay. The training is jointly delivered by our parent trainers and staff from the local authority and health. All our parent trainers have experience of having a young child with additional needs and accessing services in the early years.

    We used feedback from several sessions with parents and professionals to develop the content of the training. We are really pleased that so many people engaged with this, and it is evident that the training is much needed and welcomed. Most of the sessions are now fully booked, with over 220 professionals signed up to attend!

    An independent consultant will evaluate the training to find out if it has increased professionals’ knowledge and their confidence in supporting families. Ultimately, we hope it will mean that families get support earlier and feel less isolated.

    For more information about the training, please email our project worker Amy Farry