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Parents

Do you need practical help and support?

We can help with:

Autism

Autism and Anxiety

Autism and Adolescence

Behavioural Problems

Mental Health Issues

ADHD

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

Supporting your adult child who has difficulties

OCD

PMLD (profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities)

Liaising with, or choosing schools

Report writing

 

Skype Consultancy Sessions £150 per hour (discounts for multiple sessions).  Home Visits from £570

Initial free ten minute chat to discuss need

Phone us now on 01524 832828

or Email Janet Price on janetprice@concept-training.co.uk

for an initial informal discussion

 

A parent’s Experience

"My daughter (21yrs) has a severe and complex learning difficulty and lives independently, renting her own cottage in our local inclusive community, with support from her team of PAs paid for by her personal budget from Community Care. The aim of Becky living independently is to develop her life skills to the maximum and to empower her to safely make her own choices and live an inclusive life, developing local natural friendships, equipping her with a support structure made up of paid and unpaid support, simply because I can`t live forever and for me (and I`m sure most parents) there is the fear of what will happen when one has passed on.

Becky`s team of PAs have been struggling with finding the best way to support her and often felt in conflict. They are totally new to the role of `enabling` (a word I`d rather use to carer). I researched the internet to find a suitable training company and came across Concept Training who specialise in training PAs to support people with learning difficulties. I decided to invest in a bespoke PA training day.

Communications with Concept were very professional but I was still uncertain as to whether they would be able to provide the precise training needed, always looks good on paper but will it be a reality. The day came and the consultant arrived the evening before and met with my daughter at her cottage. I knew then it was going to be a good day, simply with his natural warm approach to Becky and her natural warm response in return (Becky`s like a litmus paper and pretty good at sussing people out when she`ll just switch off and walk away). Followed by our discussions afterwards I was then certain we wouldn`t be let down.

The training day was informally presented which put the PA`s at ease and they felt confident to speak up (several commented on this), two of the PA`s also said how they stayed completely enamoured with the training throughout the long day, they said this was unusual for them as they`d normally switch off after an hour.

The consultant was a natural captivating trainer who didn`t try to hold power over the team, instead he empowered the team by helping them to explore person centred approaches and to understand them. I also learnt a few things on the day which surprised me as I`ve been researching and been on many a training day! I`ve come across many respected trainers but the content and his approach has completely overshadowed them.

I`m now very confident and optimistic that Becky will be allowed to flourish and live her life to the maximum, just the same as you and I which is how it should be, it`s non-negotiable. Huge thanks to Concept Training".

Testimonial from National Autistic Society, Warrington Branch, UK

HI Julie, just wanted to let you all know how marvellous it was to hear your trainer on Wednesday. its easy to get a bit blasé about training when you are doing it all the time but it was really moving, inspirational and fresh. Felt like I was sitting listening to a very wise woman-which of course I was. I`ve just received a phone call from a friend who works in an ASC resource base and who has been struggling to reach/make any progress with a new little girl since September-she went into work Thursday, used your trainer’s approach and the results have been remarkable-including the little girl sitting down on a chair for the first time-and up to 18 minutes by this morning.

Please pass our sincere thanks on to your trainer, -as a parent it means so much that she is still willing to drive such long distances for the sake of our children, what must be considerable sacrifice to herself, Juanita

Staffordshire County Council

I`m just evaluating the workshop Colin took last week and I wanted to let you know how well received it was by the parents (as usual!) I`ve listed some of the comments below and would be grateful if you would pass on to Colin how much the parents appreciated him. It makes my job very easy when I can work with people as knowledgeable and professional as Colin (and everyone else at Concept).

Comments from parents` evaluation sheets:

"The trainer was very personable and approachable, making the training more enjoyable."

"Vital information...well presented."

"EXCELLENT! - Colin was very informative and professional. Very good delivery: interesting and fun."

"Great delivery by Colin who was able to pull together parents` experiences & share information."

"Excellent: non-biased and very informative."

"Very useful information. Colin knows exactly what he was on about (sic)."

"Very relaxed and questions welcomed from individuals. Resources also made readily available."

Very informative, lots of strategies I will try with both my own son and children in schoolJodie. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

emotional, enlightening and has made a huge difference to how I perceive Autism Mary. Attended Intensive Interaction

Fantastically delivered, a great informative day which will definitely inform my teaching and practice. Jo. Attended Positive Ways of Changing Behaviour

Really enjoyed the training session. Very useful and full of information. Great trainer!! Whitney. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

Great course, very informative, well presented by Claire Grace, learnt loads. Thank you.Anthony. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

I have found them to be a professional and highly effective training providerShelagh Mackey. Manager, Stevenage Educational Trust

Felt like I was sitting listening to a very wise womanJuanita Strange. National Autistic Society

A Fabulous warm funny, experienced realistic trainer, was a pleasure. Thank you Debbi. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

an afternoon that provided many insights and much practical adviceJames Harding. Deputy Head, The Purcell School For Young Musicians

Very Informative.Jo. Attended Understanding Attachment Disorders

Enjoyable, informative and very useful.Julie. Attended Understanding Behaviour as Communication

I regularly recommend the courses delivered by Concept Training to my colleaguesFran Clayton. Deputy Head, Pendle View Primary School

All of the commissions have been delivered to the highest standardJulie Curtis. Learning and Development Consultant, Warwickshire County Council

Excellent presentation – one of the best training courses I have been onChris. Attended Intensive Interaction

Excellent course, excellent tutor, excellent day.Andy. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

The day flew by! Very enjoyable. Lauren. Attended Positive Ways of Changing Behaviour

All members of our staff who have attended training organised by Concept have found it to be valuableSarah Melman. Deputy Head, Jack Tizard School

I have no hesitation in recommending them as trainers.David Aarons. Mapledown School

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