Confident Parenting

Transforming Autism is dedicated to helping parents of autistic children feel confident to do their very best for their child and to build a rewarding relationship with them whatever the challenges might be.

Following on from the establishment of our flagship intensive in-home First Steps programme, we’re now launching our new Confident Parenting Workshops.

How do they work?

In each group, the parents or carers of up to 10 children from across the UK come together by video-conference for 90 minutes each week for a 12-week course with Transforming Autism’s Lead Therapist and one of our Occupational Therapists.

Learn how to optimally manage many of the key areas, including:

  • Behaviour
  • Sleep
  • Relationships with the family
  • Social Interactions
  • Eating
  • Play
  • Sensory Processing
  • Understanding the early signs of autism

Each programme will be tailored to the needs of the group, and after each session, there’ll be ideas and suggestions to implement at home before the next session.  A lot of the learning will be from each other, as the group learns about what has and has not worked for the other members.

What benefits can I expect?

By the end of the programme, you should be experiencing the following:

  • A closer stronger relationship with your autistic child
  • A better understanding of your child
  • The confidence to continue to build of these foundations independently
  • A child who feels more content, less stressed and safer in their environment

Want to find out more?

We’re running a half-hour information session with our Lead Therapist (who’ll be running the programme) on Monday 25th September at 6pm. (there’ll even be the possibility to join the first Workshop later that evening if you decide to join the programme).

You can register to join this session at

Getting involved

We’ll be running 2 new groups in the autumn, from w/b 25th September for 12 weeks until mid-December, at the following times:

Monday evenings – 7.30-9pm

Thursday mornings – 10.15-11.45am

We welcome families with autistic children (diagnosed or suspected) up to the age of 12 to apply below to join one of these groups.

The Cost:. For a limited time, we’re not charging a fixed fee for this 12-week programme, but we do invite a donation from each family that takes part, based on what they are able to afford.

If you have any questions, please write to

Register your interest

Thank you for showing an interest in the Confident Parent Workshops.

Please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your options.

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