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‘Enjoyed seeing the equipment and being able to relate these to what was being said. Engaging and enjoyable host.’ Toby Symonds on the AAC course. IntegraCare, (Harrogate)

‘Very good course, even though I have a good knowledge due to having an autistic son I learnt a lot more.’ Steven Worrell-Shaw on the Autism Awareness course.  IntegraCare, (Harrogate)

‘Everything was all really interesting.’ As a result of today I will ….’have a better understanding of autism and this will help in the way I work and support the guys.’ Karen Gibb on the Enhanced Autism course. IntegraCare, (Harrogate)

‘Thought the course was excellent and pitched at the right level for the group. Prompted lots of discussion and good ideas’. Thomas Sharman – Compliance Manager, Caermark (East Riding)

What went well?  ‘The presentation and the way the information was presented and given to us. Then adapting the information to the service users situation. As a result of today’s learning I will….’Be more confident when dealing and adapting to a service user. I have more insight and understanding of situations.’ Stevie-Leigh Dean, Support Worker Caremark, (East Riding).

‘Went into alot of detail and covered all areas and explained everything in detail.’ As a result of today’s learning I will…. ‘Take away different strategies to keep (client name) happy and to help keep her and carers safe.’ Simone Dawson, Support Worker, Caremark (East Riding).

The Priory Care Group. Whitby Scheme offers rehabilitation and support for adults with mental health illnesses and personality disorders that may have a forensic background with associated complex and challenging behaviours.

Scarborough –

‘Well delivered and lots of helpful information and great activities…. fully enjoyed it all’. Adam Cowan – Support Worker, The Priory Care Group. Whitby Scheme

‘Learnt lots of new things about autism and have more of a idea of communication with people with autism’. Katie Reape –  Support Worker, The Priory Care Group. Whitby Scheme

‘I enjoyed the practical activities and video’s. It gave me a better understanding of autism rather than just reading from slides’. Ryan McNeil – Support Worker, The Priory Care Group. Whitby Scheme

Botton Village, a national charity and not-for-profit organisation Camphill Village Trust that brings over 65 years of experience, knowledge and passion to supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health challenges and complex needs.

‘Relaxed but informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the course; found the content fascinating and the instructor exceptional!’ Wayne Mason – General Manager, Botton

‘Everything discussed was broken down and fully explained’ Seven James – General Manager, Botton

EarlyBird (under five years) and EarlyBird Plus (ages four-nine) are support programmes for parents and carers, offering advice and guidance on strategies and approaches for dealing with young autistic children. Both programmes work on understanding autism, building confidence to encourage interaction and communication and analysing and managing behaviour.

‘My daughter has become a more confident and sociable little girl who is more able to enjoy new experiences and who is better able to begin nursery and embrace this new challenge’.
Mum of a little girl with autism.

‘Fantastic course. Thoroughly recommend it. Everyone who knows someone with autism should go on it.’ Nursery nurse.

‘This course should be mandatory, for everyone! I have learnt so much. I am buzzing and cant wait to implement all I have learnt’. Teaching Assistant

‘The presenter was very knowledgeable and the course was really interesting’. Father of a boy with autism.

St. Peters Ladies Group. We offer a varied programme of talks, theatre outings, treasure hunts, visits to places of interest as well as a Christmas dinner and concert. Our Ecumenical fellowship, currently 88 members consists of Roman Catholics, Methodists and our own C of E ladies in fact any Ladies who perhaps have no affiliation to a particular Ministry.

‘Many thanks for coming along to our meeting last Wednesday Evening and giving us such an inspiring talk. Listening to our Ladies as they chatted over their tea & biscuits they had all appreciated how overcoming barriers can be achieved. All the very best to you in the future.’
St. Peters Ladies Group.


‘I would like to express our appreciation for your support and expert advice. When we first arrived we had no knowledge or information regarding autism. However with the help of yourself and staff we have been able to develop our skills and now feel much more at ease with the condition’. Grandparent of child with autism.

‘My family and I would like to thank you for all that you have done for us these last two and a half years. Finding out my child had AUTISM was the scariest word. Not knowing what’s round the corner for us was nerve-wracking, but being put in touch with you was the best thing. You have shown us that we do have a future to look forward to and we feel we are ready for anything now’. Family of a young boy with autism.

‘Thank you so much for believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself’. Rainbow Trust worker.

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